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C LIT 315 A: National Cinemas

Contemporary Latin American Cinema: The Dirty War in Argentina, 1976-83

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 1:10pm - 3:20pm
CMU 226
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Cynthia Steele

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Analysis of seven documentary and fiction films from Argentina addressing the political repression under the dictatorships of 1973-1985, including the torture and disappearance of political prisoners, and the movement to recuperate kidnapped children of the disappeared and to hold the torturers responsible for their crimes. Students will present a group oral presentation, take quizzes, and write one three-to-four-page analytical essay, based on research and close reading of films and criticism. Those enrolled in the Spanish portion of the course should write and do half of their research in Spanish. Films: Spoils of War, The Official Story, Kamchatka, Trelew, Chronicle of an Escape, Cautiva, and The Secret in their Eyes.

Catalog Description: 
Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.
Department Requirements Met: 
Cinema Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:19am