SPAN 6636 Borderlines: Films of Immigration & Exile (Fall: 3 )
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).
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rhodes
Last Updated: 05-Feb-18