Barcelona, Spain

Gender, Power and Violence

when 18 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 150

How the representation of gender-based violence (GBV) on the screen is linked to the public and private sphere? What level of responsibility have audiovisual creators on maintaining or rather breaking these connections? Is it possible to rethink gender inequality by opening an audiovisual space where new gender relationships can exist far away from the notions of power and violence?.The Mee Too era has opened windows to the representation of the GBV on the screen. Nowadays, we can find audiovisual proposals, in film and television, which explore the complexity of GBV from an intersectional point of view and reflect on the wide range of violences existing around the notion of power. At the same time, these proposals focus on the victims experience trying to avoid stereotypes and their re-victimization, and making their voices being heard and hopefully understood.This course examines GBV representations in film an TV series from unconscious and homogeneous proposals linked to patriarchal gazes until conscious and complex proposals linked to feminist gazes. At the same time, this course proposes a space of creativity in which students are meant to reflect about the possibilities of the audiovisual language to rethink and reimagine gender relationships.

Course leader

Anna Petrus

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior)

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)
EUR 750: Tuition fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.