This survey of Latin American film from the 1980s to the present examines the development of cinema in Latin America from its arrival as an imported technology to the present. This course is designed to introduce students to the cinematic work of a number of Latin American film artists and to develop a more detailed and creative reception of each film. Films are studied in relation to their sociopolitical environment and emphasis is placed on close analysis as well as a contextual understanding of the material. Topics to be discussed may include the struggle to create national film industries, the “art film” and New Cinema movements, and recent trends in countries such as Mexico and Argentina as well as the Caribbean.

Taught in Spanish.