Using Film in Class: Diversity in Contemporary American Cinema

Fiona Pleasance, Lehrbeauftragte HS Ansbach und TH Nürnberg

This workshop concerns the use of feature films as a teaching aid in class, with a focus on the subject of diversity in contemporary media. In the introduction we will look at some of the attempts to define and rectify issues of representation in film, both behind and in front of the camera, from the Bechdel Test to #OscarsSoWhite. After this, we will be taking a more detailed look at several recent Hollywood movies which address various diversity issues, such as Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Get Out and Wonder Woman. Participants will receive an overview of each recommended film, as well as suggestions for different approaches and topics for discussion in class.

Fiona Pleasance (B.A. History, University of Cambridge; M.A. Film Studies, University of East Anglia) hat fast 20 Jahre in der Film/Video-Produktion in München und Nürnberg gearbeitet. Sie ist aktuell Lehrbeauftragte für Filmgeschichte und Filmanalyse, seit 2009 im Studiengang Multimedia und Kommunikation an der Hochschule Ansbach und seit 2010 an der Fakultät Design der TH Nürnberg Georg-Simon-Ohm.

Registration required. FIBS: M045-0/18/21
Engl. Sprache

In Kooperation mit RLFB Mittelfranken

15. March 2018
09:00 – 14:00


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