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Film and Social Change

ENGL 291.401
instructor(s):
T 12-1:30, Screenings 5-7:30

We will explore the effect that the medium of film has had upon social, political and personal change-and vice-versa. There is a large body of films which have attempted to influence politics, social change, economics and the law. We will concentrate on three issues-war, trade unions and equal rights and see how they have been portrayed in films which try to "make a difference," Among the filmmakers we will study are Ken Loach, Gillo Pontecorvo, Dusan Makavejev, Jean-Luc Godard, Lewis Milestone and Herbert Biberman.