04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Section Information for Fall 2017
This course will explore the development and variety of Brazilian film, and the ways it has contributed to, shaped, and been shaped by national and international histories and cultures. We'll explore concepts like cultural cannibalism, "new cinema," tropicalism, and the ways sexuality and race have been important to national film production--including the development of "pornocomedies." Students will gain familiarity with Brazil's broad 20th-century history, as well as with the major landmarks of its filmic culture. Students will also develop critical research and analysis skills applicable beyond the realm of film. No previous knowledge of Brazil is necessary.
Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.
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