CINE102-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

The Backpacker's Guide to World Cinema

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

This course identifies the formal, stylistic and thematic concerns that are shared, despite their apparent diversity, by a cross section of contemporary films. Students will analyse a selection of notable films from around the world that revise, resist or reject the standard practices or themes of mainstream cinema.

12 films from 12 countries in 12 weeks!  Discover the hidden treasures of contemporary world cinema.  Explore exciting and interesting new films from every corner of the globe. Our friendly and qualified guides will introduce you to films from New Zealand, China, the USA, France, Italy, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, Syria, Iran, Senegal and Colombia. This course identifies the formal, stylistic and thematic concerns that are shared, despite their apparent diversity, by a cross section of contemporary films. Students will analyse a selection of notable films from around the world that revise, resist or reject the standard practices or themes of mainstream cinema.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Basic understanding of filmmaking techniques and their significance within various national cinemas, movements and genres
  • Familiarity with recent trends in world cinema and the relation of contemporary film to other media forms
  • Basic ability to identify relationships between films and their social, cultural and historical contexts
  • Ability to make use of certain concepts and methods of Cinema Studies
  • Ability to write a clear academic essay
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Restrictions

TAFS102

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Film Screening A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Alan Wright

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 30% 2,000 words
TestTake Home Test 10%
Assignments 20% Online assignments
Final Test 40% Final Take Home Test


Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading:

A short Guide to Writing About Film, 5th Edition, Timothy Corrigan
Storytelling in World Cinemas, Volume 1 - Forms, Ed Lina Khatib

(Image: "Travelling Boots - Scotland" by Alex Berger, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.)

Course links

Library portal

Notes

Films include:

• Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi, 2016)
• Mulan (Caro, 2020)
• Paterson (Jarmusch, 2016)
• Les Misérables (Ly, 2019)
• Call Me by Your Name (Guadagnino, 2017)
• Mustang (Ergüven, 2015)
• Roma (Cuaron, 2019)
• Okja (Bong Joon-ho, 2017)      
• For Sama (Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts, 2019)
• Under the Shadow (Anvari, 2016)
• Atlantics (Diop, 2019)
• Embrace of the Serpent (Guerra, 2015)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

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