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HIST 270 Cinema in the Middle East (4)

This course briefly reviews the arrival of cinematography to Middle Eastern countries such as Iran, the Ottoman Empire, and Egypt. Students will study the impact of Western films on Middle Eastern societies, the socio-political role of the film industry in Middle Eastern countries, and how films portray, interpret, and, at times, impact historical events such as revolutions and wars. Students will watch films, and read theoretical and historical texts for this course.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences; World Engagement: CV
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Sadeghian

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