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

Course Description

An advanced undergraduate seminar in film analysis using recent works of cinema that represent the drama of immigration into first-world countries (Spain, the United States). Students will explore the historical, economic, and cultural motivations and consequences of the immigration of people and drugs and the ways in which directors marshal specific cinematographic techniques to achieve their political and artistic objectives in each film. Emphasis will be on the Mexico/US border and the Strait of Gibraltar, the deadliest point of immigration in the world. We will begin with George Nava's "El Norte" (1983) and finish with Moiss Salama's "Melillenses" (2004).

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rhodes

Prerequisites: Contextos, SPAN6671 (Intro to Hispanic Film) or permission of instructor

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Comments: Conducted in Spanish. Fulfills Post-1800 Peninsular requirement.

Last Updated: 30-Mar-17