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SPAN2621: Spanish and Latin American Film Studies

2023 unit information

While approaches to Latin American cinema neglect the relationship of the region with Spain as former colonial center, this unit, taught in English, will introduce you to Spanish and Latin American film studies exploring the tensions, negotiations, and complex flows of influence from a transatlantic angle. Comprising history, theory and criticism through the exploration of 'national' cinema industries, we will explore sites of production and circulation, by examining the role coproductions and film festivals play in the conceptualisation and consumption of Latin American and Spanish cinema. This unit offers a regional overview and delves into case studies of the history of film production.

Unit details and rules

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Spanish and Latin American Studies

Code SPAN2621
Academic unit Spanish and Latin American Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Spanish and Latin American Studies or Film Studies
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the most important issues regarding filmmaking production in Latin America and Spain
  • LO2. recognize and understand the tensions between global and national markets in the field of culture
  • LO3. use critical tools to locate and evaluate the issues the course explores
  • LO4. analyse how cultural, poltical and historical elements might have had an impact in the films’ aesthetic and thematic sensibility
  • LO5. view film as the end result of a complex and intended process of production in which not only aesthetic and thematic ideas are channelled but also economic/political circumstances are at play

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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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