AFRICAN CINEMAS/SCREEN GRIOTS
Session
Full Term Session
Class Number
31141
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
8/27/2021 - 12/18/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SU3 Elective Basis
Description
Ousmane Sembene, known as the father of African cinema, popularized the notion of the African director as the modern day griot (oral historian) and traditional storyteller. Therefore, this course is an introduction to a cross-section of post-independence films (1963-2004) as an art form and as a visual space on socio-political, economic and cultural topics by screen griots from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and chad, the democratic republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Class Attributes
DSAS The Arts General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Cross-Cult. Awareness General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Diversity General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Geographic Region General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req.
African Studies
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Felix Germain
Meets
Mo 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Meeting Dates
08/27/2021 - 12/18/2021
Room
4165 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
35
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
35
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20