Fall 2017

New Latin American Documentary

Listed in: Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-324  |  Spanish, as SPAN-240

Moodle site: Course


Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez (Section 01)


Offered as SPAN 240 and FAMS 324)  Latin American documentary filmmaking in the twenty-first century has been enjoying a renaissance marked by a shift away from the highly political social documentaries of the second half of the twentieth century towards more reflexive modes of representation that explore the relationship between filmmakers and their subjects in ways that profoundly alter both.  In this course, we will first discuss several canonical social documentaries of the 1960s and 1970s, and then proceed to discuss documentaries of the twenty-first century from Argentina (Andrés di Tella, Albertina Carri, María Inés Roque, Mario Oesterheld, and Jorge Prelorán), Brazil (Eduardo Coutinho, João Moreira Salles, Eryk Rocha, and Gabriel Mascaro), Mexico (Roberto Hernández), Colombia (the collective Mujeres al borde), Chile (Patricio Guzmán), and Guatemala (Ana Lucía Cuevas).  As part of the class students will have the opportunity to create their own reflexive documentaries using the techniques we will have studied and discussed in class.  Conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 211 or consent of instructor.  Fall semester.  Professor Schroeder Rodríguez.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2020-21: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2017