Latin American Cinema and Globalization

Elective Courses

CINE 397 - Latin American Cinema and Globalization

LALS 398 | SPAN 397
401 |Reyes Caballo-Márquez |TR 10:30am-12pm |WILL 6

In this course, we will explore the different ways in which Globalization has been increasingly affecting Latin American Cinema in recent years. We will aim at gaining a better understanding of the impact of Globalization in Latin America and its cinema. In order to contrast the cinematic production from before and after the beginning of Globalization, we will study the region’s filmic production from 1960’s onward. We will start by taking a look at the Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano movement and the filmmaking trends in the decades prior to Globalization, to then move on to explore the region’s cinematic production up to the present day. In this course, we will focus mainly on the study of issues related to how Globalization affects representation: e.g. the construction of (trans)national imaginaries, issues of identity, the glocality phenomenon; but we will also take a look at other matters more closely related to the film industry itself in the context of a globalized world that might be shaping representation: e.g. coproduction, technological advances/limitations, the varied politics of distribution and exhibition. Through various selected readings, we will throw light on to the complex phenomenon of Globalization and its many social, economical, political, and cinematic intricacies. We will study the works of film directors such as Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cary Fukunaga, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Lucrecia Martel, Fernando Meirelles, Claudia Llosa, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Walter Salles, and Barbet Schroeder, among others. The class will be conducted in Spanish, but we will watch some movies in Portuguese with English subtitles.

last updated 06/24/2014 - 12:55pm

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782