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FVID-382 Freedom Dreaming: Anticolonial Film Practices

3 Credits

This course integrates post-colonial theory with film production and post-production practices to rework the techniques of the industry. Examining the history and development of cinema language and tools, students will investigate the power dynamics and biases driving traditional cinematic representation and production practices while building upon their understanding of camera, sound, lighting, and editing techniques. Students will survey and discuss films outside of the Western canon, filmmakers from marginalized backgrounds, anti-colonial filmmaking strategies, and production practices rooted in consent and care, while imagining and practicing alternative production and cinematic storytelling techniques to create a short films.