Immigrant Philosophies in Film
What do The Godfather, Scarface, Motorcycle Diaries, Spanglish, Midnight in Paris, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and No Country for Old Men have in common? This course invites students to examine migration as it has been portrayed in film and television. Key class debates will look into how filmmakers and screenwriters use language, cultural symbols, and notions of heroism for their cinematic qualities. Students will be encouraged to analyze both the artistic characteristics of films – and their role as purveyor of cultural value in societies with transnational, cross-cultural citizenships.