Course: Film As an Instrument of the Political Propaganda

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Course title Film As an Instrument of the Political Propaganda
Course code KHI/FPP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Portmann Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The subject introduces students to the phenomenon of political propaganda carried out by means of film. Film thanks to the technical progress became one of the most effective means of propaganda in the second half of the 20th century. The audience can be manipulated explicitly or implicitly by means of the content or the form of film.This medium is dangerous mainly in totalitarian regimes where conditions of the plurality of opinions are lacking. An inevitable part of the subject is work with period propaganda films. 01) Film as the instrument of political propaganda - introduction 02) Film as the instrument of political propaganda of the totalitarian regimes 03) Propaganda film in times of the National socialism 04) Propaganda film in the countries of the Soviet block 05) Propaganda film and the Cold War 06) Feature film and political propaganda 07) Documentary film and political propaganda 08) Propaganda film and political persecution and processes 09) Propaganda film as the instrument of manipulation with children and youth 10) Manipulation with history and film 11) Artists in service of political propaganda of the totalitarian regimes 12) Projection of chosen film and discussion 13) Projection of chosen film and discussion II 14) Summary of course

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 16 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 16 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject introduces students to the phenomenon of political propaganda carried out by means of film. Film thanks to the technical progress became one of the most effective means of propaganda in the second half of the 20th century. The audience can be manipulated explicitly or implicitly by means of the content or the form of film.This medium is dangerous mainly in totalitarian regimes where conditions of the plurality of opinions are lacking. An inevitable part of the subject is work with period propaganda films.
Students will become familiar with the phenomenon of political propaganda conducted through the film.
Prerequisites
Fulfilment of previous study obligations, knowledge of Czech, Czechoslovak and European history, culture and history.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis

Active attendance on discussions (lessons); fulfilment of homework; passing a test successfully; study of recommended literature
Recommended literature
  • Bednařík, P. Arizace české kinematografie. Praha, 2003.


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