Module Title:   World Cinema

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0372D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Peter Lassey

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr Mark Goodall

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To explore the concept of World Cinema - essentially the films produced outside the mainstream `international cinema` dominated by Hollywood, Britain and Western Europe. This includes some established commercial cinemas in Asia as well as what has been termed `Third Cinema`.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The learning will be as a collaborative curriculum that is guided by the tutor but student led. Many of the decisions about what cinema to explore, what films to review and what sources to use, will be for the body of students to make. One national cinema will be South East Asian Cinema and initial lecture and screenings have been scheduled. A further national cinema and the decisions about what to study will be determined by the class. All students will contribute in leading seminars and informal lectures. Screenings will be used to provide a common frame of reference for discussion and analysis. All students will lead at least one seminar as part of a pair.
The `other` 12 hours will be screenings of relevant films. Assessment will be in the form of an essay. The nature of the essay, the assessment criteria will be subject to discussion and negotiation to ensure all students can best meet the learning outcomes.

Lectures:   4.00          Directed Study:   176.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   12.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Analyse critically the concept of `World Cinema` and specific examples of filmmaking practices from Asia, Africa or Latin America.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Evaluate critically selected film texts, `reading` them in terms of styles and approaches associated with specific production contexts across World Cinema.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Articulate opinions on organised evidence and to communicate arguments coherently.

  Other form of assessment   20%
  Participation - tutor and peer assessment
  Coursework   80%
  Essay 4000 words
  Other form of assessment 0.25 20%
  Supplementary: presentation 15 min.
  Coursework   80%
  Supplementary: essay 4000 words

Outline Syllabus:
The concept of World Cinema: Selected filmmakers and key film texts from Francophone Africa, Latin America, Hong Kong, China and Japan, etc.
The impact of History, Culture, Ideology and National Identity on filmmaking.
The concept of `Third Cinema` and the political debates about African Cinema and the Diaspora in Europe and the Americas. Popular and avant garde cinema in a World Cinema context.

Key Texts
BADLEY, L., PALMER, R. B. & SCHNEIDER, S. J. 2006. Traditions in world cinema, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.
CHAUDHURI, S. 2005. Contemporary world cinema : Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.
DENNISON, S. & LIM, S. H. 2006. Remapping world cinema : identity, culture and politics in film. London: Wallflower Press.
GAZETAS, A. 2008. An introduction to world cinema, Jefferson, N.C., McFarland ; London : Eurospan [distributor].
GRANT, C. & KUHN, A. 2006. Screening world cinema : a Screen reader, London, Routledge.
LIM, S. H. & WARD, J. 2011. The Chinese cinema book, London, BFI.
NOWELL-SMITH, G. 1996. The Oxford history of world cinema, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
VITALI, V. & WILLEMEN, P. 2006. Theorising national cinema, London, BFI.

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