UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2018

R1B - 002 | CCN: 24281

The Craft of Writing: The Quotidian

Chi Li & Simona Schneider

4 Units

Images of everyday life have been a popular attraction since the birth of cinema. Throughout the twentieth century, the quotidian has played a starring role in multiple important aesthetic movements such as Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, the American Avant-Garde, and Chinese Independent Cinema.


This course will address how the media engages with different dimensions of the quotidian. We will focus on the small, repetitive, and familiar experience of life and its potential to connect to larger topics such as feminism, race, labor, and globalization.