Apr 15, 2024  
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts
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FREN 335 - Algerian Film from Decolonization to Globalization (in English)

4 credits
Examines the quest for new narrative codes and techniques that capture the ever changing reality of Algeria, and in particular the question of its identity, national and individual, through examples of its contemporary film production. A theoretical framework and historical and cultural contexts that include an overview of the current Maghribi cinematic production provide the analytical tools to explore the following questions among others: In what ways do Algerian film directors address, challenge, resist or escape history? How do these films treat gender, social class, tradition/modernity, rural vs urban realities?  How do the Arabic and French/European cinematic traditions relate to one another and shape this production?  What economic, political and cultural factors determine both the production and distribution of these works? Prerequisite: FREN 304 . CLA-Breadth Humanities, CLA-Diversity International



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