Video materials used in class illustrate many topics covered in
this course. Consider these presentations similar to lab sessions,
that is, watch them carefully and critically rather than simply watch
another movie or video. The exams will include these materials, and
it will be assumed that you have paid critical attention to them.
Week 5 Day 9
Après l'hiver, le printemps (After Winter, Spring)
(74 min., 2013 [US Release Date: 2015])
DVD ISBN: 1-94154-527-0
UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD (DC33.L68 A38 2013)
"An intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture. .. . In an era of rapid growth of mega-farms, the encroachment of suburbia and new European Union rules and reductions of agricultural subsidies, the farmers in the Périgord region of southwest France are forced to confront challenges that threaten the very existence of their small farms. . . ."
" A satirical alternative history of Australia since 1788, depicting what it might have been like for the European indigenous population of Australia, if Aboriginal colonial culture had arrived with the First Fleet and assumed a dominant position."
"In 1988 Australia celebrated the 200th Anniversary of white European settlement in Australia. Babakiueria is a light hearted satire that reverses the roles, imagining what it would be like if a fleet arrived to try and settle an area inhabited by white natives. A short, effective drama that features role reversal in which Aboriginal Australians change places with the historically dominant white Australians. Excellent discussion starter as it promotes an awareness of the attitudes and injustices that have been endured by black Australians." UP
"Another classic film. It examines black-white relations in the land of Babakiueria. This wry mockumentary examines the plight of the oppressed white minority who, having been dispossessed of their land, must obey the laws and customs of the black majority." -- Green Left Weekly Australia's radical weekly newspaper
"The film Babakiueria shows how aborigines are represented in society through taking a sarcastic look at racial stereotypes, the stereotypes are reduced to absurdity when the roles of whites and blacks in society are reversed. By doing this, the film draws the attention of not only white attitudes towards aboriginals but also towards themselves. Aborigines who have watched this film state that it was a good film as it did represent the truth about how they are politically represented, but it could have been better if it was written by an aboriginal instead of a white person, as they would have presented the film using Aboriginal culture instead of using the whites' controlling methods of a society." MOS
Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders
Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Moorabbin College of TAFE
Geoffrey Atherden, winner of United Nations Media Peace Prize for Babakiueria
(China) (On-line Optional Resource)
(Malaysia) (On-line Optional Resource)
[food tears Chinese culture apart in Malaysia
"It was hardly surprising that, for the Chinese, the words 'meat' and 'pork' became, and remain, synonymous."
-- concluding sentence to Chapter 2 "Changing the Face of the Earth," Reay Tannahill, Food in History (NY: Three Rivers Press, 1988)
Food Revolution #2: The Meaning of Eating
-- the discovery that food is more than sustenance
For a comprehensive review of pork avoidance and its historical and social importance see
Frederick J. Simoons, Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances form Prehistory to the Present, 2nd Ed.
(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1994)
Week 14 Day 26 The
Buried Mirror: The
Virgin and the Bull (59 min., 1991) [start at 8 min., with "Let me follow
the bottle that I have thrown in the double current. . . ."]
UM DULUTH Martin Library Video Cassette (VC 3933, Program 1
Week 15 Day 27 The End of the Line (85 min., CC, 2010, UM Duluth Library Multimedia SH329.O94 E43 2010 DVD)