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AIS 465 A: First Nations Filmmaking In Canada

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SAV 138
Professor Charlotte Cote
Charlotte Coté

Additional Details:

This course examines the art of film and video production by First Nations filmmakers in Canada. Students will explore how First Nations filmmakers utilize film as a medium for addressing issues significant to indigenous peoples. To understand the importance of these films students will examine how non-Native media representations, literature, and popular culture supported and perpetuated colonialism and stereotyped Native peoples in false and negative ways. Students will then explore how Native filmmakers in Canada are deconstructing these false and inaccurate images with their films providing positive and “real” images of First Nations peoples that correspond and relate to their own cultural and social experiences. Students will understand how indigenous films can be viewed as “sites for resistance” and are significant to the process of decolonization and self-determination.
Catalog Description: 
Examines First Nations video production in Canada; how film is utilized as a medium for addressing issues significant to First Nations. First Nations filmmakers "decolonize" the screen by providing real and positive images of First Nations people that correspond to their cultural and social experiences. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 422.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
December 8, 2017 - 3:22pm