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SPAN 9910 The Latin American Documentary (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course focuses on the Latin American documentary cinema in order to explore the aesthetic and critical trends of its most important films and to expose shared concerns about politics, race and culture. How are those films shaped by always changing social circumstances? What do they tell us about Latin America’s past and present political realities? And how do they relate to other documentary practices outside Latin America? We will see films and read texts by Albertina Carri, Nicolasito Guillén Landrián, Carlos Reygadas, Fernando Solanas, Bill Nichols and Robert Stam among others. This class requires that in addition to critical readings students watch movies outside class time. Class in Spanish, readings in English and Spanish.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ernesto Livon-Grosman

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Class in Spanish, readings in English and Spanish.


Last Updated: 17-Mar-16