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LSSP 215 Hispanic and Latino Film (CORE—Art, Music, Film, or Other Media)

Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or satisfactory performance on placement examination or permission of the department chair. (Either semester/3 credits) 

A selection of feature films and documentaries from Latin America, Spain and the United States. These films will be discussed as social texts that articulate through different genres and epoques, crucial issues of national identity, violence, repression, north/south relations, gender and memory as a collective reconstruction of the past. Directors such as Solanas, Subiela, Bemberg (Argentina), Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba), Almodóvar (Spain) and Rodriguez (U.S. Latino). Directors may vary.