In this context, you will still be working with films posted on the Colonial Film Catalogue database.

For the second assignment, we will again switch back to working solo. In this context, you will still be working with films posted on the Colonial Film Catalogue database. In this version, you will select one film to serve as the source of your analysis (please include the link to the film in the text of your submission, so we can find it as well), and you will endeavor to consider two key perspectives during your analysis.
First, you will examine how the film presents its subject within the context of a colonial film made at a specific time and place. You should not concern yourself with a mere description as to what is presented in the film, but rather focus on the broad themes of the film: what is the subject? What did it purport to say about its subject, both to that audience and to the wider audience of the realm (i.e. the British Empire).
In this frame, you may consider how the film is constructed, and what resources are brought to bear in the conveyance of the themes it offers. For the second perspective, you will reconsider the film from a modern perspective, and with the context of the ideas presented by Stuart Hall, Ella Shohat and Robert Stam. How did these films, both consciously and unconsciously convey ideas about the colonial subject?
How did they perpetuate the systemic prejudices of the era? Again, you may consider these questions both in terms of content and form. Your analysis will be presented in a short, essay-format paper. In length, you should be between 1000 – 1,500 words. You may write in English or French. Please submit your assignment to the link on Moodle in PDF form. http://www.colonialfilm.org.uk/