CHID 480 G: Special Topics: Advanced Study Of The History Of Ideas

Georgian Cinema: Films of Resistance and Desire

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Location: 
MGH 231
SLN: 
12195
Instructor:
Mary Childs

Additional Details:

We will explore a century of cinema from Georgia -- a magical, turbulent land at the crossroads of East and West, ancient and modern. Through the upheavals of early Soviet transformations, the nightmare of Soviet bureaucracy and purges, and the years of post-Soviet chaos and growing peace, Georgian cinema has been a source of national identity, humor, resilience, and an
expression of desire for freedom, independence, and survival. We will view films that chafed at Stalin, and rebelled to create
new wave and avant-garde films. And we will delve into films that express Georgian humor, and the awesome beauty of the Georgian landscape.

Catalog Description: 
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework with an interdisciplinary perspective. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
February 14, 2017 - 3:38pm