SPAN 087. Cruzando fronteras: migración y neoliberalismo en el cine mexicano

This course begins by studying films and documentaries that engage with issues of migration, immigration, and transnationalism within Mexico and the United States. Students will examine the complexities of displacement and the feelings of longing and belonging. The course will then shift to contemporary transnational Mexican cinema to study the influences of globalization and neoliberalism as portrayed by internationally acclaimed Mexican directors such as Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Guillermo del Toro, among others. This part of the course studies Mexican cinema as a transnational product of cosmopolitan filmmakers who go beyond traditional ideas of national cinema in their quest for creativity, freedom of expression, and broader audiences. In addition to studying films, the course will take into account the recent scholarship pertaining to Mexican cinema.
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
1 credit.
Eligible for FMST, LALS
Fall 2021. Buiza.
Department website:

Check the Spring 2020 Schedule of Courses

Check the Fall 2020 Schedule of Courses

Print-Friendly Page (opens a new window)