Checking date: 01/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Latin American and Transnational Cinema
Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 382 - Estudio: 211)

Coordinating teacher: MEJON MIRANDA, ANA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


1. A broad knowledge of the history and contemporary issues of Latin American cinema. 2. Competence to identify the diferent historical periods, movements, styles and main authors of Latin American cinema. 3. Competence to contextualize, analyze and discuss contemporary Latin American cinema, with particular attention to their growing transnational dimensions.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The course's focal point ais Latin American cinemas so as to optimize the acquisition of skills and knowledge by students, in the context of an optional subject of short duration. The format of the courses will be monographic, within the general framework of contents set forth below: 1. Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of Latin American cinemas 2. Introduction to the history of Latin American cinemas: national industries, themes, styles, movements, authors. 3. Key concepts in the study of contemporary Latin American cinemas: national industries, themes, styles, movements, authors. 4. Transnational perspectives.
Learning activities and methodology
1. Master classes. Theory-based classes. Students will acquire basic knowledge about the topics addressed in the class. Competences 1, 2 and 3 (1 ECTS). 2. Practical sessions. Fragments of especially relevant or representative films will be screened. Case studies. Competences 2 and 3 (0,5 ECTS). 3 Student's work. Guided study to theoretical-practical contents and learning materials. Students will be required to write an essay about specific aspects related to the class syllabus. Competences 2 and 3 (1,5 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Basic Bibliography
  • AA.VV.. Historia general del cine [12 vols.]. Capítulos V/6, VII/7, 9, IX/11, 12, 13 y XI/10, 11.. Ediciones Cátedra. 1995-1998
  • ELENA, Alberto, y DÍAZ LÓPEZ, Marina (eds.). The Cinema of Latin America. Wallflower Press. 2003
  • HEREDERO, Carlos F., y RODRÍGUEZ MERCHÁN, Eduardo (eds.). Diccionario del cine iberoamericano [10 vols.]. SGAE. 2011-2012
  • KING, John. El carrete mágico. Una historia del cine latinoamericano. Tercer Mundo Editores. 1994
  • PARANAGUÁ, Paulo Antonio. Tradición y modernidad en el cine de América Latina. Fondo de Cultura Económica. 2003

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.