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 and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 55 hours of contact time and about 95 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

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.