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Check out this Spring topics course on BIPOC film with filmmaker James Curry (https://www.augsburg.edu/faculty/curryja/). The course surveys the history, theories, debates, and controversies that have characterized BIPOC cinema, with an emphasis on the relationship between BIPOC cinema and American culture and politics more broadly. One of the debates within BIPOC film scholarship has centered on the problems of defining the terrain of BIPOC cinema. This course takes a broad view by including films that have been important to the public discourse about BIPOC existence in America, even if those films were not directed by BIPOC directors. Though our primary focus will be on independent film, we also will study a couple of landmark television series featuring BIPOC and put those into dialogue with the history of BIPOC’s in film.