Memory and Documentary Cinema in Latin America

Course Number: 
DOCST 540S.01
Course Instructor: 
Gustavo Furtado
Location: 
Gross Hall 105
Days and Times: 
Tu 4:40 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
ROMST 540S.01
AMI 540S.01
LIT 544S.01
LATAMER 540S.01

Course focuses on work of several leading Latin American filmmakers from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Cuba. Explores problems such as construction of memory in the wake of repressive dictatorships, relationship between revolutionary imagination and urban decay in present day Cuba, cinema’s potential as a tool for cross-cultural explorations of memory and time, including relationship between past and present and our understanding of “contemporary.”