Screening Slavery: A Transnational Approach

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Course Number



C. Nero

Course Long Title

Screening Slavery: A Transnational Approach

Cross Listed Courses


This course takes a transnational approach to films about the four hundred years of the enterprise in trans-Atlantic slavery. A transnational approach emphasizes the creation of a global audience, and sometimes one that is specifically Black or Pan-African, for films about slavery and its aftermath. These films challenge and question the stereotypes about slavery and enslaved people that were the foundation for anti-Blackness in United States and other Western national cinemas. The filmmakers considered in this course are most often members of the African diaspora in the Americas, especially, from the United States, Cuba, Martinique, and Brazil. Prerequisite(s): AF/RF 162 or a course in Africana.

Writing Credit


INDS Program Relationship

IDAF - AFR Program

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years