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presented by Adelmo Dunghe, SJ
Mondays, April 8 to May 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm. In-Person Only. $160

This course explores the emerging discipline of postcolonial theology.

Considering the challenges posed by contemporary Third World theologians, the course explores

  • some of the ways in which their concerns have been manifested in a selection of recent narrative film works
  • how Christianity’s historical relationship with empire has shaped recent and contemporary understandings of non-western traditions and interpretative frameworks.

List of films with discussion topics:

  • Chocolat – (Cameroon, 1960s) – a question of nostalgia
  • Vers le sud – (Haiti) – exploitation and love
  • Queimada! (director’s cut) – (Portuguese Antilles) – sentiment and economics
  • Shooting Dogs – (Rwanda) – “failures of humanity”
  • Mister Johnson – (Nigeria) – the tragedy of translation
  • White Material – (Cameroon, 2010s) – “they’re just white material”

Film selection is subject to confirmation.

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