Independent African American Cinema

VMS 253S

Independent African American Independent cinema from the silent film era to the present. Perspectives on issues of politics, representation, cultural identity, marginality and difference in contemporary American society. Focus on independent directorial figures and their intervention through genres, historical movements, and modes of production to examine how innovation helps define African American cinema’s rich past and possibilities as well as key shifts in the larger social contexts of race, gender, and class in the United States.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 253S
Typically Offered
Spring Only