This course examines films directed by women from different cultures and backgrounds. Each week focuses on one director and one film. Throughout the course, we will address the following questions: What types of oppression do women experience and how is this portrayed in film? How do female directors subvert traditional gender roles? What role do women directors play in changing the idea of culture?
Linda Lau teaches theatre for the Older Adults Program and Community and Contract Education at Santa Rosa Junior College. She has a Ph.D. in drama from Tufts University and has previously taught Native American Film and Asian Theatre.