Comparative Politics of the Cinema

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDSS1046 GIS (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GDSS1046 explores how the nature of political discourse and political history are reflected in and affected by the cinema. Movies on common themes and in common categories (such as wartime propaganda films or films on national tragedies) from various national cinemas will be screened and compared. Films of global impact (such as Triumph of the Will) will be shown and dissected in terms of political symbolism, cultural resonance, and consequent actions and reactions. Students will learn the techniques of emotional manipulation and political messaging associated with the cinema of varies nationalities and cultural histories.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.