Courses: Latin American Documentary Cinema (SPANH217B01)

Spring 2011

This course introduces students to the thematic and stylistic breadth of documentary films from Latin America. Through film screenings, readings, discussion and writing assignments, we will examine a series of questions related to the content, form and politics of documentary films. Topics covered include: relations between cinema and the state; questions of ideology and national identity; representations of class, race, ethnicity and gender; concerns about historical representations and political memory; the use of film as a tool for social change and the promotion of human rights; and expressions of hybridity in migrant, immigrant, diasporic and borderlands cultures and communities. The class will include a weekly Sunday evening screening, attendance of which is mandatory. Course taught in English. All films are in Spanish (with subtitles). Students who wish to count course for major/minor credit must do all work in Spanish.

Fulfills: HU III Limit:25


Spanish (Web site)

Taught By

Victoria Funari (Profile)


Haverford, Hall 007

Meeting Times

TTh 11:30-1:00