Latin American Cinema: Contemporary Trends and Movements (P5056)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module introduces students to contemporary Latin American Cinema, focusing on the period of 2000 to the present. Students analyze contemporary means (transnational funding structures, transnationalized media conglomerates, artisanal), modes (realism) and movements (New Argentine Cinema etc.) and trace the emergence of these in relation to societal, industrial and economical shifts in specific domestic contexts post 2000 and to currents of global filmmaking. Specific topics of inquiry may include:

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Festival Films
  • Transnational Funding Structures (co-productions)
  • De-territorialized “Latin American” CinemaHistorical Memory/Impunity – dealing with a repressive past

Teaching

67%: Lecture (Film)
33%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay)

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.