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
This course is the same as NSOS0841, plus online discussions and research projects for credit students. 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. 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.