Buenos Aires at Night

The cinemas of Chile and Argentina have experienced a dramatic resurgence over the past decade as filmmakers work to explore issues of class, gender, and national identity. Our goal in the courses and off-campus study trip is to start an investigation of how these two Latin American countries view cinema from industrial, aesthetic, cultural, and personal contexts. A fall term course offers a broad historical and cultural overview of Chile and Argentina, and the December study trip and winter term course concentrate on examining mainstream, alternative, and independent/marginal cinemas and the cultural movements that seek to enact change in both countries.