Religion, Myth, and Literature in Indian Cinema
This course will acquaint students with a variety of films in Indian languages while building upon a foundation of study acquired in Asia 131. Students will critically apply a variety of interpretive methods to cinematic works ranging from the earliest years of film in India up to the modern day. All films will be shown with English subtitles. Students will examine critically both the role of the film producer and their own role as film consumer. A competency in thoughtfully exploring and considering complex social themes and aesthetic choices will be built, with the ultimate aim of enabling students to participate in and engage with film in an informed manner.