"I believe that there is not just one Latin American cinema, just as there is no single Brazilian cinema. There are cinemas; made of sometimes contradictory currents that often collide, yet come together in a desire to portray our realities in an urgent and visceral manner." Walter Salles (Preface, The Cinema of Latin America)
MediáticoCinegogía is an open-access website devoted to the teaching and study of Latin American cinemas. This collaborative project is comprised of syllabi, film guides, course materials, a film database and links to other resources. Our users' contributions are essential for creating a robust and useful collection of Latin American film studies materials. Please refer to our "Collaborate" page for more information. Mediático also recently published a blog post about the Cinegogía project. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Do you have an upcoming deadline for a workshop, conference, or journal submission related to Latin American Film Studies? Please let us know and we will post it here.

COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has created new and unexpected realities for educators and scholars. Our syllabi collection has been updated with teaching resources that have been modified for remote learning. In addition, here are a few resources that have been made available for streaming and accessing Latin American films online. Other suggestions? Please share them here.  

  • Cinema Tropical: In light of the global pandemic, Cinema Tropical is committed to create new and flexible initiatives to provide meaningful, relevant, and inspiring content during these adverse times. As numerous filmmakers and platforms are making available content online during the emergency, we're starting a new section in our TropicalFRONT blog recommending a different film per day to watch for free online.
  • Cine Chile: Películas online - En este lugar agrupamos más de mil largos de ficción, documentales y cortometrajes que han sido subidos para verse online de manera oficial, según los sitios que los han puesto a disposición.
  • Filmoteca (Universidad Autónoma de México): La Filmoteca de la UNAM se une a la campaña “Cultura UNAM en casa” y abre su acervo de películas en su micrositio “Cine en línea: Nueva temporada”, donde ofrece una alternativa para ver desde casa películas para que las actuales generaciones y los cinéfilos de siempre conozcan la riqueza del cine nacional a través de distintos géneros y épocas.
  • CINE.AR PLAY es la plataforma de video a demanda gratuita para ver todos los contenidos nacionales (argentinos) donde quieras, cuando quieras. Las películas y las series, los documentales y los cortos, las nuevas miradas y los clásicos de siempre para disfrutarlos desde cualquier dispositivo.

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Chasqui, an academic journal devoted exclusively to Latin American literature in the sense of bringing together research on both the Spanish-speaking republics of the continent and Brazil, is now seeking film reviews (approximately 1000 words) of Latin American films (either fiction films or documentaries) or films dealing with Latin America, released in the last three years. Please submit your review to chasquifilmreviews@gmail.com. Contributors to Chasqui must be subscribers at the time their reviews are published.

RECENTLY ADDED ITEMS

Monos

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Monos

Alejandro Landes’s Monos tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels who run wild in the mountains of an unspecified South American country, while…

Nuestra voz de tierra, memoria y futuro

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Nuestra voz de tierra, memoria y futuro

This [...] 1982 documentary is a collaborative effort by the Colombian political filmakers Marta Rodrgiuez and Jorge Silva and the indigenous farmers…

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Kukuli

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Kukuli

Kukuli fue filmado en las alturas del Cuzco y en el pueblo de Paucartambo entre los meses de julio y octubre de 1960. Fue el primer largometraje…

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Patria nueva

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Patria nueva

Los Kekchies, pueblo originario de Guatemala sufrio los horrores de la guerra. En territorio mexicano encontraron refugio y muchos de ellos un hogar…

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Qati qati

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Qati qati

La película Qati qati [...] se sirve tanto del género del terror como de los recursos del relato oral. En el filme, una campesina aimara, Valentina,…

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Monos

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Monos

Alejandro Landes’s Monos tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels who run wild in the mountains of an unspecified South American country, while…

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Tote

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Tote

In her deeply personal debut documentary feature, Tzotzil filmaker María Sojob documents the unexpected encounter between an old man, who is going…

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Mi amiga del parque

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Mi amiga del parque

Liz (Julieta Zylberberg) es una madre primeriza que atraviesa los primeros meses de su maternidad, con sus conflictos y angustias, sumados al…

La Zandunga

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La Zandunga

Durante una feria, la joven Lupe es cortejada por tres hombres a la vez. Uno de ellos, el maduro terrateniente don Atanasio, despojará al padre de…

La mujer del puerto

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La mujer del puerto

Rosario (Andrea Palma) becomes a prostitute after losing her father and discovering her boyfriend had a liaison with another woman. In Veracruz,…