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.