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SPAN 6636 Borderlines: Films of Immigration & Exile (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An advanced undergraduate seminar in film analysis following a trajectory of films that represent the drama of immigration into first-world countries (Spain, the United States). The course covers the historic, economic, and cultural motivations attributed to migrants in these works and the ways in which directors marshal specific cinematographic techniques to achieve the political and artistic objectives of each film. Emphasis is on the Mexico/US border and the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the deadliest points of immigration in the world. The course begins with El alambrista (Robert Young, 1977) and finishes with Retorno a Hansala (Chus Gutierrez, 2007).


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rhodes

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor. Contextos, SPAN6671 (Intro to Hispanic Film) or permission of instructor.

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Spanish. Counts as an Elective.


Last Updated: 05-Feb-18