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Title: Cinematic Portraits of Africa
Description: Most Americans have "seen" Africa only through non-African eyes, coming to "know" about African society through such characters as Tarzan and such genres as the "jungle melodrama" or the "nature show." In this course, films from the North Atlantic are juxtaposed with ethnographic and art films made by Africans in order to examine how to "read" various cinematic texts. Related written texts help to answer central questions about the politics of representation: what are some of the differences in how African societies are depicted; why might particular issues and points of view become privileged?
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Name: Elizabeth Eames
Online Course: No
Affiliation: Bates College
Field: Cultural
Material Type: Syllabus
Course Level: Introductory
Student Type: Undergraduate
Class Size: Up to 20
Geography: Africa

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