Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

HUM 295-05 - Special Topic: Juggling and Egg and a Stone: Popular Arabic Film

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: ARB 295-03 .  In this course, we explore intersections between cinema and politics. Focusing on Egyptian cinema, students will learn about how filmmakers participated in the production of normative ideas and ideologies. We will examine how films dealt with issues of social inequity, colonial and feudal exploitation, changing gender roles, familial relationships, patriarchy and love, religious and cultural traditions, and, finally, the disappointments of the Nasser and Sadat projects. Course is taught in English.

Prerequisite: Second-semester standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Abdelfattah