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Fall 2021
Sep 27,2022
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FORMERLY CNTP-363: Most Americans know about Latin America thorugh North American media and sources. This class will explore the unique and extraordinary contributions of Latin American media producers, filmmakers, grassroots and mainstream media, and social collectives to the development of film/video language. Through this focus on media produced by Latin Americans, students will be challenged to question North American representations of Latin America and to explore the differences between North American and South American media, politics and culture. This will include an historical examination of the social, political, and economic conditions that have shaped Latin America and Latin American film and media: colonialism, slavery, the rise of capitalism, imperialism, national liberation struggles, revolutionary movements, and military dictatorships and repression. We will also examine more contemporary developments, including: the rise of neo-liberal economic policies and growing debt to international financial institutions, the "lost decade" of the 1980s, the "re-democratization" of the 1990s, and the rise of new social movements (indigenous, landless peasants, urban factory takeovers) and successful election of more left-leaning governments at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st Centuries. Particular attention will be given to the New Latin American Cinema Movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, an outgrowth out of the national liberation and revolutionary struggles of that era, which had a worldwide impact on film form and theory. Through screenings, readings, discussions, lectures, and projects, students will become familiar with the rich variety of media in Latin America as well as identify some continental themes. Students will undertake individual research projects to explore specific case studies of interest to them. Students will also examine some of the theoretical writings of Third Cinema and the New Latin American Cinema as they relate to these developments.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Communications Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, CA-School Core-300 Level, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     


General Requirements:
Course or Test: COMM 363
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )

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