Instructional Video

World Cinema Part Two

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Explore the rich history of African, Middle Eastern, and South American cinema with a video summary of the most prominent filmmakers from these regions in the 20th and 21st centuries. It discusses Egyptian filmmakers Asmaa El-Bakry and Youssef Chahine, Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb, and Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, as well as Fidel Castro's takeover of the Cuban film industry and the influence of Brazilian politics on cinema novo. The last part of the video covers Iranian cinema before, during, and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign each film mentioned in the video to small groups, and have them research the production, plot, and political implications of their film
  • Have class members watch the video at home, coming to class prepared for discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • Includes a dense amount of information in a short amount of time
  • Part of a larger film history playlist from Crash Course
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Subject matter is engrossing and important for understanding the context of 20th century cinema
  • Engaging and entertaining
  • None
Common Core