African 216: North-South Urban Spaces(s): A Cinematic Journey

Woman in sunglasses Man with caption"You Lookin at Me?"Summer 2019

June 17-August 11

Vlad Dima
3 credits

Fulfills Humanities requirement

Taught in English and 100% online, this course explores representations of the modern city in two cinematic traditions, French and Senegalese, connected by a tumultuous history. Both Paris and Dakar will come alive in the eight contemporary films selected for the course. Students will partake in a virtual navigation between geographic spaces, as well as between the colonial past and the neocolonial present that paradoxically connect and disconnect these metropolises.