Representing Religion in World Cinema

  • Professor(s): Joe Morris, Ph. D
  • When: 2007
  • Where: Santa Clara University / RSOC 121
  • Source
  • A great deal of our information about our own and other religions is communicated in contemporary films from around the world. This course will examine various films from various cultures and the ways religion is portrayed, stereotyped and represented in this powerful visual medium. Investigating both sacred texts and traditions of specific religions and the ways film enhances, provokes or misrepresents various religious themes and motifs will foster a dialogue and insight around the diverse and common features of contemporary lived religion.

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