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    Macalester College
  Feb 23, 2018
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FREN 409 - Cinema

This category introduces students to French or Francophone cinema, dealing with history, theory, and condition of production of this media. Prerequisite: a 300 level course or permission of instructor. Alternate years.   It includes such courses as: North Africa/France: Representations of Both Sides of the Mediterranean Through Cinema Survey of the historical and soci-economic contexts of North African Cinema (in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). The course examines representations of the colonial period (with texts, paintings, photographs, and critical material on orientalism and early cinema in the region), the French-Algerian war from various perspectives, and the national/post-colonial film production in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, all the way to the current cinema made after the January 2011 Revolution. The course also includes films by and about North Africans in France. Materials for the course include films as well as theoretical and critical materials about the regional cinema and film directors. Prerequisite(s): One 300-level course or placement test or permission of instructor. (4 Credits)