Law and Film: Kieslowski’s Decalogue

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Spring 2014 Seminar
Meets: M 5:00pm - 7:30pm in Hauser Hall Room 101
2 classroom credits

Each class will consist of a viewing of one episode in Kieslowski’s series of short films (under one hour each), the Decalogue, followed by a discussion of the episode’s treatment of morality and, when relevant, law. In addition, we will view and discuss the two completed full-length films in a projected trilogy, "Heaven" and "Hell." Requirements include regular attendance and active participation in discussion. Students must write at least two short papers (approximately 1,250 words each) during the course, and one short paper at its conclusion.