Film, History & Politics: The Italian Case
This course focuses on the relationship between ideology and cinema, taking its cue from the analysis of the Italian case. During the semester films made during the fascist regime in Italy (1922-1945) as well as Italian movies depicting fascism after the end of WWII, from neo-realism to nowadays, will be screened and discussed in class. How fascism used cinema as a propaganda tool? What is political art? How history is reflected in motion picture? These are some of the questions that will be raised during the semester. Students will be required to write a seminar assignment at the end of the year on a film of their choice.