History and Actualities In Animation Film
Students are taken on a journey through the history of animation film, from the early 1900s to the contemporary context. This involves screenings of key films, after which sessions of debate and analysis take place. While the historic overview focuses on both commercial and artistic films, contemporary film analysis specifically addresses productions with a social/cultural/political dimension, revolving around recent animated documentaries and social commentary shorts. Active participation of students is required in this course: in addition to being presented a selection of films, they introduce a number of films that are relevant to their own personal project and/or cultural context, and present these to the class.