Social Documentaries: Differing Narratives in the Middle East

This upper-level class will explore the relationship between the Israeli and Palestinian narrative through documentary film, various historical documentation, and literature. We will look at how social, historical, and geo-political processes shape each and differing narratives and discuss self-representation, there presentation of the Other, the relationship to land, diasporas, and the narratives of nation-building. This will be a discussion-based class in relation to film screenings, reading reflections, in combination with other forms of art/mixed mediums.

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