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

60%: Lecture (Film)
40%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: