Memory and Documentary Cinema in Latin America

ROMST 540S

Course focuses on work of several leading Latin American filmmakers from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Cuba. Explores problems such as construction of memory in the wake of repressive dictatorships, relationship between revolutionary imagination and urban decay in present day Cuba, cinema’s potential as a tool for cross-cultural explorations of memory and time, including relationship between past and present and our understanding of “contemporary.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba
Faculty: 

Gustavo Furtado, gpf@duke.edu

Crosslisting Numbers: 
AMI 540S, DOCST 540S, LIT 544S, LATAMER 540S
Areas of Knowledge: 
ALP
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
Yes
Literature in Translation?
No