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AAM220 - Cinemas and Cultures

Unit details


2015 unit information

Offering information:

Final year of offer 2015.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Star




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode (Trimester 2): 1 x 2 hour Class per week and 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Intensive (Trimester 3): Students are required to attend 8 hours (9-5pm) per day, 2 days per week in Week 1 and 4 and a live online seminar discussion in Week 9.


This unit provides an introduction to established and emerging national, transnational and global cinemas of the Asia-Pacific, Africa, South-East Asia, India, the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe and Canada. It includes indigenous, exilic and diasporic, counter-cinema, and global perspectives, productions, and alternative cinema practices. Cultural industries and counter cinemas are located as struggles for differentiated cultural representations in relation to entertainment industry agendas, and hegemonic or politically controlled cinemas. It offers a broad perspective on film practices from aesthetics and cultural expression to issues of position, power and privilege, voice, and reception.


Essay 2000 words (50%)

Online Test 2000 words equivalent (50%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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