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    The COVID-19 crisis created new and unexpected realities for educators and scholars. On our Remote Learning Resources page, you will find a variety of resources to help support virtual or remote learning.
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    A teaching resource focused on the cultural production of filmmakers of color and the experiences of Afro-descendants as portrayed through Latin American cinema. This page includes an annotated bibliography of recent publications by experts in the field that will be useful for educators who are interested in learning more about race, racism, the representation of Afro-descendants, the cultural legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America, and the perspective of Afro-Latin Americans --- through the lens of cinema. A curated list of links to online resources focused on these topics is also included. This is not an exhaustive collection of films and academic publications, but rather a starting point for educators who are looking to deepen their understanding of the Afro-Latin American experience as represented through film.
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    A teaching resource that focuses on films that include or portray indigenous communities, cultures, and languages from Latin America or Abya Yala, a term meaning Tierra Madura or Tierra Viva ("Land of Plenitude and Maturity") used by indigenous groups, activists and scholars to refer to the American continents.  Our research project resulted in the addition of more than 60 films to the Cinegogía's film database, as well as the expansion of our thematic tags and relevant subject headings to help users search for films that focus on the representation of indigenous people and communities in Latin America and for contemporary indigenous media production. In addition, this resource page includes an annotated bibliography of publications designed for educators who are interested in the representation of indigenous subjects, the lasting effects of colonization and colonialism (past and present), and the cultural legacy of indigenous populations in Latin America --- through the lens of cinema. Finally, we provide a curated list of links to online resources focused on these topics for further exploration. We recognize that this module is not an exhaustive collection of films and academic publications, but rather a starting point for anyone who is looking to deepen their understanding of the indigenous experience as represented through film. We welcome suggestions for additional films and readings
  • Latinx Media.pdf

    This freely available textbook addresses a range of media forms (film, television, and digital media) and identities (issues of race, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality). The resource also includes media histories of the largest Latinx national-origin groups (Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Central American), and profiles of key Latinx creatives (this section is slated to be significantly expanded with student work as part of the textbook development process). Latinx Media: An Open-Access Textbook incorporates chapters from leading and emerging scholars in the field.
  • Smith_Laurel_Indigenous Media Pedagogy preview.pdf

    Images and ideas about Indigenous men, women and children abound in EuroAmerican humanities and arts. In the Americas, indigeneity figures prominently in national narratives of identity, usually as ghostly symbols, sometimes idyllic and other times horrific and abject. When synchronized with scientific explanations, such symbolism has helped fix formerly more fluid community relations into the categories operationalized by the colonial and then state institutions to structure territorial dispossession and the ‘development’ of a ‘disappearing people.’ Geographical imaginations of indigeneity also profitably brand commodities such as artwork, travel and entertainment experience, real estate, franchises, and tobacco. In response to these caricatures and economic opportunities, diverse Peoples have appropriated and reworked state and scholarly categories to identify communities, political struggles, and cultural heritage.

    Most recently, historically marginalized social groups have rallied relatively new multimedia and broadband technologies to articulate alternative (to massive, commercial, hegemonic, ‘whitestream’) visualizations of the(ir) world. This chapter suggests materials and strategies for teaching about the aims, content and production of Indigenous videos. How and by whom are video technologies accessed and used to mediate Indigenous geographies? How can Indigenous videos help decolonize geographic knowledge production? How about geographic curricula? With the concept of visual sovereignty this chapter emphasizes lessons that center the ways Indigenous media makers re/claim territory, place and agency in settler colonial spaces. Students are invited to explore how Indigenous videos help disrupt the colonialist hierarchies of knowledge production that have historically shaped both scholarly and popular knowledge about Indigenous geographies.

  • Cuarterolo_Navitski_Bibliografia.pdf

    Esta bibliografía comentada ofrece un panorama de la literatura académica sobre pre-cine y cine mudo en Latinoamérica. Está organizada en secciones nacionales a cargo de especialistas en cada región que comentan las obras de investigación más relevantes centradas en los textos fílmicos; la producción, la distribución y la exhibición así como también en otros fenómenos relacionados como las prácticas de los aficionados del cine y la crítica cinematográfica o las relaciones entre el cine y otros medios. Los especialistas invitados son: María Chiara D’Argenio, María Gabriela Colmenares, Naida García-Crespo, Eduardo Morettin, Juan Sebastián Ospina , Eva Karene Romero, Irene Rozsa, Jorge Sala, Laura Isabel Serna, Georgina Torello y Mónica Villarroel.

    Original publication and citation information: Cuarterolo, Andrea y Rielle Navitski, eds. "Bibliografía sobre precine y cine silente latinoamericano." Vivomatografías. Revista de estudios sobre precine y cine silente en Latinoamérica, no. 3, 2017, pp. 248-415. Accessed 15 March 2021.
  • Rabin_Directrices.pdf

    Instructions in Spanish for three essays assigned in an Introduction to Spanish-language Film course. The essays focus on filmic form, mise-en-scène, cinematography, sound, and editing.
  • Guia_Reseña FRANCO.pdf

    Una guía breve con los pasos para escribir una reseña cinematográfica.
  • Rabin_Trabajos.pdf

    Exam questions and research essay instructions for an advanced course (graduate level) on Latin American Film and Television Studies. The topics include: "La tesis de la modernidad", el cine clásico mexicano, la narrativa clásica y el cine vanguardista, el neorrealismo, el Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, los estudios de autor, y los estudios de ideología.
  • Esquema de conceptos Schroeder_v2.pdf

    Este esquema organiza los términos y conceptos más frecuentes del cine en cinco partes: 1) La narración 2) La puesta en escena y la actuación 3) La edición 4) La banda sonora 5) La cinematografía. El esquema está diseñado para complementar Cineglos, un glosario audiovisual ilustrado con clips de películas latinoamericanas y españolas.
  • Franco_Tarea_Digital.pdf

    Each week, students will be responsible for preparing or presenting different assignments. The work is spread out over the course of the semester, so students will be responsible for their tasks on different dates and for different films. On Friday, students will complete different kinds of digital homework (tarea digital) in preparation for the final video essay project. These low-stakes assignments are designed to help you recognize film techniques and how they function, as well as to provide you with the cutting and editing practice needed for your video essay (due at the end of the semester).

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    El Portal del Cine y el Audiovisual que la Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano pone a disposición de los y las profesionales del sector, es un espacio que recoge tanto la historia, lo ya realizado, como la actualidad y las tendencias de futuro del universo audiovisual y cinematográfico de América Latina y el Caribe.
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    Spanish Film Club (SFC), an initiative by PRAGDA, offers grants twice a year to help high schools and universities bring the very best in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema to campuses with the aim of introducing students to the language and cultures of these territories. More than 100 schools have participated in the program so far. The inventive model allows schools to select a minimum of five films from a catalogue to create a film festival on campus. A committee of experts in Ibero American cinema has made an eclectic and diverse selection of films featuring first-time filmmakers and established masters alike. All films feature English subtitles. Representing 19 countries, new films are added every year. Spanish Film Club also encourages the organization of virtual Q&As with filmmakers and provides all the necessary material for the festival’s promotion. The project’s ultimate goal is to introduce students and a generally broader audience to the cultures of Ibero American countries and to create a stable exhibition platform of the latest Spanish and Portuguese language cinema.
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    The site is an attempt to research, gather, organize, and disseminate information about the relationship between Latin American literature and film. The literary side of this pairing has directed the project: the archive aims to identify works by Latin American authors whose novels, short stories, drama, poetry, and other writings have served as the point of departure for the production of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and films for television produced inside and outside Latin America. In addition, information about film scripts written by Latin American authors--both original scripts and scripts based on Latin American literature--has been incorporated into the archive.
  • Cinergía Filmography_ Mexican Film and Gender.pdf

    This filmography was created to help teachers, scholars and cinephiles identify Mexican films directed by women and films that directly deal with gender issues. Most of the films listed are feature films, but some documentaries are included. We have also included a list of useful links and a selected bibliography to consult.
  • Cinergia_Latin America and HR.pdf

    This filmography was created to help teachers, scholars and cinephiles identify films that relate to human rights issues in Latin America. Includes films from Latin American and foreign films about Latin America and Human Rights.
  • Baugh_LatAm History_Preview.pdf

    This essay [...] focuses upon Latin America by briefly surveying the most relevant sources and following up on their discussion of pedagogically theoretical issues in current use. The second section of this essay spotlights a sampling of syllabi from leading scholars in the field, offering a variety of effective approaches and templates for teaching Latin American film and history in the university classroom, especially given the issues covered in the first section. The final section will list the handful of available filmographies and contact points for film distributors and databases relevant to Latin American film and history studies.

  • Schroeder_Major_Terms_v2.pdf

    This brief guide organizes commonly-used terms and concepts in film studies into five major categories:

    1. Narration
    2. Mise en scène and acting styles
    3. Editing
    4. Soundtrack
    5. Cinematography

    The guide is designed to complement Cineglos, an online glossary illustrated with clips from Latin American and Iberian films.