Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Political Science

Academics

Political Science 345. Understanding Russian Politics and Society through the Prism of Film

An examination of political and social issues in post-communist Russia, relying heavily on films–primarily those produced in Russia (with English subtitles)–to understand the situation within the country. Topics include the transition to political democracy and a market economy and social problems such as alcohol abuse, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, the war in Chechnya and the situation of women.

Connections:
Conx 23014 Film and Society

Conx 23018 Cinema/Kino: Film in Russia