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FILM HISTORY V

Code: 
5ΙΚ1
Course type: 
History - Film theory
Brief description: 
History and Cinema
Semester: 
5th semester
ECTS: 
5
Hours: 
4

This course aims to delve into the complex relation of the cinematic medium with the representation of History and the shaping of public memory around signal historical events of the 20th century. Films, despite not offering scientific recordings of History, do represent and reconstruct historical events and people, offering ways for people to come to touch with their past. Some even argue that films constitute the most important historical documents, replacing, to a considerable degree, other traditional sources of History. The consequences of this new role for the cinema are multiple and controversial. Through a wide range of films from across the globe, we aim to explore questions such as “what is History”, “what is cinematic representation” and “how does cinema shape the ways we learn and understand History.” This course is in the form of a seminar and the presence of students is mandatory to the 70% of the lectures.

Κατηγορία: 
Προπτυχιακό

School of Film, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki