CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

MSS2CFI

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject are introduced to a cross-cultural exploration and history of world cinema produced from the 1960s to the present. In this subject students will study a number of key auteurs, movements and manifestoes, by looking at a range of case studies in contemporary global cinema that includes: American films; films of the independent sector; the French New Wave; Hong Kong films; Iranian allegorical cinema; Korean horror films; the cinema of exile and diaspora; amongst many others. This subject also examines some of the debates and theoretical issues in World Cinema and explores the film festival art cinema circuit. It also provides students with practical experience in the curation of a film festival program of world cinema films. This subject will address the Global Citizenship Essential through the assignment in which students will curate a film festival program that draws on a diversity of perspectives, values, cultural and political circumstances that are represented in films from many world cinema producing countries.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesFilm screenings, lecture, seminar discussion and online blog. Online blog in LMS. Curatorial film festival project and catalogue essay. Oral presentation with audio-visual resources presented to the group.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

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Incompatible subjectsMSS3CFI OR CST2CFI OR CST3CFI

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Remapping World cinema: Identity culture and politics in films

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorStephanie Dennison & Song Hwee Lim

Year2006

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PublisherLONDON, WALLFLOWER PRESS

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The oxford guide to film studies

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorJohn Hill & Pamela Church Gibson

Year1998

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PublisherNY: OXFORD U PRESS

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World Cinemas, transnational Perspective

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorNatasa Durovicova & Kathleen Newman

Year2010

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PublisherNY & LONDON: ROUTLEDGE

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the World Cinema films and themes studied and their historical and cultural contexts
02. Construct and support an argument about a topic in world cinema in written form with precision and clarity, according to methodological conventions of Cinema Studies
03. Appreciate and critically analyse in extended detail the specific contexts both local and global for the emergence of these cinemas and their reception in the West.
04. Think creatively about the task of curating a program for an international film festival, including the importance of taking diverse cultural perspectives into account.
05. Present curated film festival program to the group.

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