Film Cultures A

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film Cultures A

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FILM 101 or 102 (or 231);

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is a study of a film culture or linked film cultures that are fostered through shared production, distribution and exhibition practices and that emerge from particular cultural or subcultural contexts. It explores the relationship of film and culture across national/transnational or cross-cultural frames. In 2015 this course will explore South American cinema. The course will explore similarities and differences amongst South American films through a week by week focus on different thematic units such as Third Cinema, genre films, gender and sexuality, co- productions, indigenous identity, exile cinema and film festivals.

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