GNDR 340

Indigenous Cinema Decolonizing the Screen

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: WS 340

Intensive analysis of the work of Indigenous filmmakers with emphasis on Canada and the US. Topics include: de-colonizing the screen; identity, community and representation; the ethics or image-making; Indigenous women's filmmaking; Indigenous filmmaking as both an art form and a tool for social change. Examines the development of Indigenous cinema in Canada with special emphasis on documentaries, and looks at new directions in Indigenous cinema including experimental works and drama.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of GNDR 340, WS 340.


  • Minimum second-year standing; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Gender Studies offered by the Department of Gender Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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