Screening Youth in Contemporary Latin American Cinema|
Spring 2017 not offered
This course will examine some of the most important Latin American films to emerge in the past three decades that have cast children and teenagers as protagonists. We will analyze a large body of films that address issues of historical memory, economic inequality, social conflict, political activism, education, sexuality, cultural identity, and citizenship through the lens of the child or adolescent. These films question the roles of minors in relation to the political arena and reflect upon the constructions of childhood that operate at a social level with important political implications. Students will explore the aesthetic and social dynamics at play in the representation of young protagonists and develop interpretative filmic skills through an exploration of the connections between the technical composition of the works and the social, political, and cultural contexts that they address. Besides the varied cultural, theoretical, formal, and historical elements that this course will examine, one of the central components is a creative module in which students will develop an idea for a short film based on their own personal coming-of-age narrative.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST)(FILM-MN)(HISP)(LAST)
Selected critical and theoretical readings
Los olvidados, Rodrigo D: No futuro, La vendedora de rosas, Rapado, Los rubios, Los herederos, Pizza birra faso, Amores perros, Y tu mamá también, La teta asustada, Paraíso, La ciénaga, La niña santa, El premio, XXY, Pablo, Cochochi, Alamar, La Playa D.C., Temporada de patos, Lake Tahoe, La sagrada familia, Cidade de Deus, Diarios de motocicleta, Asalto al cine, Heli, Perfume de violetas: Nadie te oye.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 papers, a creative project and participation in course blog.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed one 200-level course in Spanish beyond Spanish 221. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U.
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