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AFST 354 - Brazilian Cinema and Popular Music (4)

Explores Brazilian New Cinema and its intimate relationship with music (samba, bossa nova, and MPB) by roughly responding to three questions: 1) how does music structure films, 2) how does music elaborate and extend the meaning of the motion picture; 3) how does the music address cultural, socio-economic, historical, and political issues in Brazil. The study of the intersection between Brazilian popular music and film provides the basis for the exploration of critical issues pertaining to Brazilian society, including the legacy of Luso-Brazilian colonialism, modernity/coloniality, nation/nationalism, race/racial democracy, inequality, marginalization, poverty, and dictatorship in Brazil. Knowledge of Portuguese is not required. Every third year Spring.