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Spring 2011: Latin American Documentary Cinema


This course introduced students to the thematic and stylistic breadth of documentary films from Latin America. They examined a series of questions related to the content, form and politics of documentary films.

ICPRH243B01 Latin American Documentary Cinema

NEW COURSE. This course introduces students to the thematic and stylistic breadth of documentary films from Latin America. 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; historical representation and political memory; the use of film as a tool for social change and the promotion of human rights; and expressions of hybridity in immigrant, exile, diasporic and borderlands communities.

The class will include a weekly Sunday evening film screening (attendance required). Course taught in English. Films will be in Spanish, with subtitles. Students who wish to count course for major/minor credit must do all work in Spanish.

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