"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)
Cinegogía 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. 

NEW RESOURCES / NUEVOS RECURSOS

COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has created new and unexpected realities for educators and scholars. 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Vazante

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Vazante

Minas Gerais, 1821. Período em que a economia local era baseada na extração de diamantes entrou em colapso. Ao voltar para casa, depois de uma longa…

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So quando eu danço

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So quando eu danço

Only When I Dance was begun as a hopeful documentary about social projects in Rio’s favelas, the aim being simply to show another side to the…

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Que horas ela volta?

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Que horas ela volta?

Que horas ela volta? tells the story of Val, a woman from the Northeastern region of Brazil who works as a live-in maid for a well-to-do São Paulo…

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Domésticas

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Domésticas

Domésticas is not a film about maid-servants but a film by maid-servants. Domésticas wants to give them a voice. Or rather: voices. No less than 3…

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Rancheador

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Rancheador

El Rancheador era un mercenario al servicio de los esclavistas para capturar a los negros esclavos en fuga y devolverlos a sus amos. Francisco Estévez…

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Afro-Latin American Film Resources

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Afro-Latin American Film Resources

A teaching resource focused on the cultural production of filmmakers of color and the experiences of Afro-descendants as portrayed through Latin…

Yvy Maraey, tierra sin mal

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Yvy Maraey, tierra sin mal

Andrés, cineasta de la pequeña burguesía boliviana, enfrenta una crisis de identidad que pretende resolver a través de un viaje físico y espiritual a…

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Martírio

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Martírio

Filmed over the course of 40 years, indigenous expert and filmmaker Vincent Carelli seeks out the origins of the Guaraní Kaiowá genocide. A conflict…

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Maclovia

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Maclovia

El gran amor entre José María y Maclovia es amenazado por la salvaje pasión que siente el sargento de la Garza hacia la hermosa mujer. Decidido…

La perla

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La perla

Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl…

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