This course will trace the development of postcolonial Syrian film from the 1960s until the present. We will begin with the political critiques of Muhammad al-Maghout and Durayd Lahham in the 1960s and 70s and end with films produced after the uprising in 2011. Topics include gender and family dynamics, political critique, the question of Palestine, and government co-optation of intellectuals. Students must have completed 202 in order to take this course or have the permission of the instructor. The course is taught entirely in Arabic.
Satisfies a major requirement for Center for Interdisciplinary Studies- Arab Studies major
Satisfies a minor requirement for Arab Studies
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Liberal Arts distribution requirement