Non-Western Cinema


New Waves and Contemporary Cinemas of the Global South.


This course offers necessary complement to traditional curricula and historiographies of film (studies) by focusing on cinemas of the global South. It allows lifelong learners to increase their knowledge of less familiar cultural, social and aesthetic practices and models of economic organisation. 

This course will look at representative instances of non-Western cinemas, particularly the New Waves and contemporary cinemas of Japan, India, Senegal, Taiwan, the Philippines, Argentina, and Brazil. 

We will discuss, contextualise and analyse the films of Mizoguchi, Ozu, Oshima, Imamura, Koreeda, Hamaguchi (Japan); Ghatak, Ray, Sen (India); Diop Mambéty, Sembene, Diop (Senegal); Hou, Yang, Tsai (Taiwan); Brocka, Diaz (Philippines); Favio, Solanas, Martel (Argentina); Guerra, Dos Santos, Rocha, Babenco (Brazil)

Who for?

Anyone with an interest in film (history).

Working students

For information and advice on combining work and study, you can contact Centrum West. Students who register for a micro-credential in combination with a job can also register as working students to apply for additional facilities.