Current debates in France regarding immigration, national identity, and the integration of immigrants and their descendants, notably from the former colonies (Maghreb, Africa, Vietnam), as reflected in the political sphere and in cinema from the 1990's to the present. Visual and discursive rhetorical strategies used in films and other media to represent ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities, discrimination, secularism, inter-racial marriages, or women rights. Representation of space and the movement between physical and symbolic spaces and the diverse groups that that inhabit in or transit through these spaces. Discussions with French film directors and critics; visit to the Cinémathèque française and the Cité nationale de l'histoire de I'Immigration.
Film and Immigration in Contemporary French Cinema
Overseas Studies in Paris
General Education Requirement(s):
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED