The Human Condition Seen Through Film
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NSOS 2841
Course Format: Lecture
Location: Classroom/Online Hybrid
Permission Required: No
Documentary film intends to enlighten and provoke. Films in this series explore universal cultural, political, and ethical issues: economic survival, the natural environment, conflict and war, justice and dignity, family bonds, and creativity. We discuss these themes in class. Scheduled films: The Law in These Parts (Israel); Chasing Ice (USA); The House We Live In (USA); The Atomic States of America (USA); Detropia (USA); The Invisible War (USA); Slavery by Another Name (USA); Teenage Witness (USA); Saving Face (Pakistan); Silence Broken (South Korea); Position Among the Stars (USA); Always Faithful (USA); Miss Representation (USA); Familia (USA); Last Call to the Oasis (USA); Paradise Lost (USA). There may be substitutes for certain films.