The Middle East Through Film

Course Number: 
DOCST 274.01
Course Instructor: 
Anna Kipervaser
Location: 
Carr 103
Days and Times: 
W 6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Beginning/Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
AMI 272.01
AMES 218.01
VMS 273.01
CULANTH 273.01
POLSCI 273.01

Film as access into the region through a series of direct as well as poetic connections woven across films viewed, filmmakers featured, lectures, discussions, and texts read. By means of the integration of course components and students’ weekly responses, an understanding of the region is developed by way of inquiry into and rigorous engagement with cultural production. From feature length films to shorts, the breadth of the work we will engage with includes documentaries, dramas, and less traditional forms. A substantial midterm paper, and a final project to be in the form of one of three potential possibilities subject to approval of proposal: a paper, a talk, a short film.