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Film Studies

Movies and Meaning: Film as an Arts-Based Pedagogy for Religious and Theological Reflection

When: June 7, 2023, 1:00 pm - Wednesday

Where: Balliol

Session 1

Session Abstract

Joi Carr, Director of Film at Pepperdine, Seaver College, will lead a tutorial session on how to use film as a medium for reflection in the classroom setting. How can film contribute to the teaching and learning process? Integrated with any subject matter to enhance student learning?  Cinema is a transdisciplinary learning space and its capacity to engender rich religious and theological reflection is a boon to every discipline. Together, attendees will explore cinematic language and techniques, how to analyze narrative films. Film form is central to developing narrative meaning. This session will explore fundamental elements of cinematic language, conventions by which films communicate with the audience, and art-based pedagogical approaches toward exploring movies and meaning.


Joi Carr, Pepperdine University, Convener

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