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SPA 435LEC Mexican Film


Three major events in 20th-century Mexican history include the revolution of 1910, the student massacre of 1968, and the killing of women in the border city of Juarez in 1997. In this course we will look at the visual representation of these events in ten to twelve films released between 1989 and 2009. We will also discuss questions raised by the films regarding migration, feminism, homosexuality, the environment, and corruption. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to read a film by analyzing the ways in which cinematography, sound, and editing work in conjunction with (or against?) plot structure. Textbook: Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Published: Jul 15, 2021 08:29:13