From the Battle of Algiers and Black Panther Mix Tape to citizen journalism and community media, we will look at the role of media, images, and art making within social and political movements and contend with questions of modes of production, access, distribution, and the relationship between form, content and meaning making. Weekly readings, screenings, in-class discussions, and writing and visual responses will lay a groundwork for our collective critical analysis of the contemporary moment within a historical context; while weekly production labs and workshops and research/action projects provide an opportunity to put theory into practice.