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Australian National University

  • Code PASI2004
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • Course subject Pacific Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate

This course explores the productive intersection between history, film studies, and Pacific studies.  Cinema has played a pivotal role during the twentieth century in promoting stereotypical but highly influential representations of the Pacific.  The development of Pacific cinema is traced for the light it sheds on the relationship between film and history, as well as the specific history of the region.  Particular emphasis is placed on the emergence of an indigenous cinema, which confronts and subverts both colonial and contemporary representations of the Pacific by outsiders.

Indicative Assessment

Proposed Assessment: Presentation and contribution to tutorial (10%), video-link interview (10%), 1000 word film review (20%), 1500 word essay (25%), 2500 word essay (35%).  

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500

Course Fees:

Domestic fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478

International fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246

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