HIS f362G • European Imperialism in Film
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
In this course, we will study films Europeans made about their empires from the earliest period of film making in the 1890s through the liberation movements in the 1950s-60s. Films include documentaries as well as feature (fiction) films. Most films will be screened in class; students will be expected to watch some films on their own as well.
Films: Lumière Brothers, Actualités, France, 1895-1900 Georges Méliès, Trip to the Moon; France, 1902 Robert Flaherty, Nanook of the North (clips), USA, 1922 Dziga Vertov, A Sixth Part of the World (1926) Mikhail Kalatozov, Salt for Svanteiia (clips), USSR, 1930 Dziga Vertov, Kino-Pravda (clips) USSR Jacques Duvivier, Pépe le Moko, France, 1937 Zoltan Korda, The Drum, UK 1938 Alexander Dovzhenko, Aerograd Gillo Pontecorvo, Battle of Algiers, Italy 1966 David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia, UK, 1962 Nikita Mikhalkov, Urga, or Close to Eden, USSR, 1991
5 quizzes: 50% Final: 50%
V.G Kiernan, From Conquest to Collapse Fatimah Rony, The Third Eye Matthew Bernstein, Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film