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Latin American Cinema (NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
(NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011)
Latin American cinema has consistently proven to be one of the most formally and thematically innovative regional cinemas in the world, even though it is a cinema produced with limited financial resources.This course will focus on Latin American cinema from 1960 to the present and will include films from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Mexico. The course will examine how the original oppositional and revolutionary intentions of this cinema in the 1960s have been reformulated and re-invented over time in keeping with general political, economic and cultural shifts, from Modernism through Post-Modernism to post-industrial globalism. The range of aesthetic and intellectual strategies in the films presented is broad and will include documentaries, narrative fictions and hybrid works primarily in a feature format. The films to be screened address an equally broad range of issues and themes, including underdevelopment and development, colonial and post-colonial histories, popular revolution, race, gender, sexual orientation, aboriginal rights, exile, border crossing and multiple identities. This is a lecture/seminar course based on in-class screenings of films, readings of related critical and/or theoretical texts and the discussion of ideas that emerge from the screenings and readings.
Course was last updated June 11, 2010 - 3:16 PM