SPAN 087. Cruzando fronteras: migración y neoliberalismo en el cine mexicano
This course studies the rich history of Mexican cinema. It begins by analyzing how the Golden Age of Mexican cinema fomented a national identity that still prevails in culture today. We then move to contemporary transnational Mexican cinema to study the influences of globalization and neoliberalism in internationally acclaimed Mexican directors such as Natalia Almada, 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. Throughout the course, we’ll examine issues of displacement, nonbelonging, migration, class, race, gender identity, and social inequality.
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 , SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Eligible for FMST, LALS, GLBL-Paired
Fall 2021. Buiza.
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