"At Home in the World": Female Filmmakers from the Global South
: "At Home in the world: Transnational Women's Cinema": The course examines women’s films produced within national and transnational geo-cultural spaces posing questions about national versus exilic or postcolonial auteur subjectivities. In doing so we will analyze the films’ aesthetics, institutional context of production, global circulation and situate them within the larger theoretical framework of transnational feminist scholarship. To help students understand the perspective of filmmaking in the Global South I want to invite a speaker from India to video conference with the students. She has written the screenplay for the controversial feminist film "Lipstick Under My Burka" that was banned by the Indian Censors for being too "lady oriented".
: Concurrently, I am teaching a second course on Global Media where the class critically examines the role that film, television, video games, and other media play in shaping our sense of global, national, and local cultures and identities. The primary assignment for this class focuses on Netflix and the speaker identified for project one is currently working on multiple projects for Netflix India. The CRLT grant would enable me to offer the speaker an honorarium that would make it worthwhile for her to speak to both my classes about her experience as a woman in a male dominated film industry as well as the dynamics of Netflix's localization in transnational markets.
Honorarium for speaker : 2 Lectures : $ 350