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The explosion of film studies and digital media in the 21st century has provided educators with a variety of opportunities to enrich the Latin American Studies curriculum. Cinema can be used in diverse ways to deepen students’ understanding of social, political, historical and cultural issues in Latin America. However, there are many questions about what pedagogical methods work successfully and what new trends in Latin American film studies are developing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In May of 2016, a group of scholars participated in a workshop sponsored by the Film Studies section of the Latin American Studies Association that explored different approaches to teaching Latin American cinemas in the classroom, including comparative analysis, regional/national focus, cultural studies, film theory, and focused language. The panel of experts also presented new digital media projects related to Spanish-language cinematography and discussed ways to increase Latin American cinema's profile within the emerging digital humanities field of videographic film and moving images studies. This encounter was the impetus for the creation and development of Cinegogía during the summer of 2016.  

Cinegogia is an open-access curated module for pedagogical resources in Spanish and English related to Latin American film studies. This digital archive includes the following resources and collections: cinematographic glossary, sample syllabi for teaching film at different levels of Spanish- and English-language curricula, searchable bilingual filmography database, film guides for frequently taught movies, activities and assignments, links to useful resources for teaching Latin American film, and guides for video essays and videographic criticism. In 2020, the project team began the development of thematic modules focused on Afro-Latin American and Indigenous representation and film resources. 

As an open-access, collaborative Digital Humanities project, Cinegogía is enriched by the contributions of Latin American Film scholars and educators worldwide who help create a robust and useful collection of materials. Please visit our "Collaborate" page for more information and to submit your contributions for publication. Materials may include syllabi, lists of films to be included in the database, film guides, bibliography of readings, useful websites with short description of content. All contributors will be given full credit and can choose their preferred copyright attribution.  

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