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SP 370 Race, Class and Gender in Latin American Film: 3 semester hours

This class will offer an exploration of race, class and gender in Latin American film and will examine the strategies that have shaped long-standing and recent ways of making film. It will also study how the cinematic medium has represented and at times helped steer debates on cultural difference, political resistance, and social as well as economic transformation. It provides both a general introduction to Latin American film culture and detailed background to some of the hemisphere's central discussions on the complex and often perplexing interactions of race, ethnicity, class and gender on the big screen. No prior knowledge of film studies or Latin American history is expected. This course is taught in English.