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Semester: 1

Credits: 30

FM4110: Images and Impact

Screen media, whether broadcast news, commercials, documentaries or docudramas, or even mass entertainment, are presumed to act as agents of social change. They inform us about the world around us and encourage our views and responses. This module investigates the relationship between visual media – specifically film and video – and action from historical, practical and theoretical perspectives. Examining styles and content alongside strategies of distribution and exhibition, we will explore the ways in which various producers (for instance, governmental and nongovernmental organisations, marginalised communities, social movements, and ‘culture jammers’) have used screen media for political and social purposes.

Teaching

Lecture - Tuesday 2.00 pm-4.00 pm - Conference Room, Byre Theatre
Screening - Monday 7.00-9.30 pm - Conference Room, Byre Theatre

Dr Leshu Torchin (Co-ordinator)