Human Condition: Contemporary Works
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NSOS 2840
Course Format: Lecture
Location: Classroom/Online Hybrid
Permission Required: No
Documentary film is intended to enlighten and provoke. Films in this series explore universal cultural, political, and ethical themes: economic survival, the natural environment, conflict and war, justice and dignity, family bonds, and creativity. The schedule of films changes from semester to semester. This semester, the following films are discussed in class: No Place on Earth (USA); Leviathan (Great Britain); Escape Fire (USA); Slavery by Another Name (USA); Detropia (USA); A Place at the Table (USA); The Waiting Room (USA); Al Otro Lado (Mexico); Presumed Guilty (Mexico); Silence in the House of God (USA); Meet the Fokkens (Netherlands); Invoking Justice (India); Foreign Parts (USA); They Came to America (USA); The Central Park Five (USA); Last Call to the Oasis (USA); First Cousin Once Removed (USA). It may sometimes be necessary to substitute a different film. The same as course NSOS0840, plus online discussions and research projects for credit students.