LTWL 180 - FILM STUDIES AND LITERATURE: FILM HISTORY
Zionism and Peace in New Israeli Cinema
Instructor: Rami Kimchi

The purpose of the course is to investigate ideological and aesthetic sources of contemporary Israeli cinema. Through reading relevant texts and screening Israeli feature films the course will demonstrate how contemporary Israeli cinema resonates with Zionist texts and Yiddish literature. The following films, among others, will be screened and discussed: Walk on Water (Israel, 2004), Ushpizin (Israel, 2004), Waltz with Bashir (Israel, 2008), Lebanon (Israel, 2009), Sallah Shabati (Israel, 1964), and This is Sodom (Israel, 2010).

Students wishing to count this toward a Russian major or minor must write their final paper on a topic directly related to Eastern Europe.

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► LTWL 180 will fulfill Literature/World major’s non-European/non-U.S. requirement.