This course introduces you to a world of cinemas. It asks you to explore what happens when two or more cinemas meet. It confronts the challenges of crossing cultural and national borders to discover how cinema engages with migrant, diasporic and exilic identities and experiences, and with issues of foreignness and local and world citizenship. In short, you will explore how cinema deals with 'otherness'. It will enable you to acquire the critical and analytical skills to study the content, style, production and reception processes of films made throughout the world. It will also enable you to interpret the cultural exchange of ideas, images, sounds and film workers (cast and crew) between local, national and global cinemas.