Spanish Contemporary Documentary Film

Elective Courses

CINE 384 - Spanish Contemporary Documentary Film

SPAN 384
401 |Luis Moreno-Caballud |TR 10:30am-12pm |WILL 320

This course will explore the classic tradition of Spanish documentary films paying special attention to the recent flourishing of the genre in the last two decades. We will study poetic and social documentaries in their socio-historical context. For this we will need to engage not only films and film theory texts, but also historical recounts of contemporary Spain, from dictatorship to democracy. We will also analyze the limits between documentary and fiction film, focusing on some works that have critically blurred the distinction between the two genres. This class is conducted in Spanish and the texts are read in the original.

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