LATINOAM 405 - Topics in Latina/o Studies
Section: 201 Cuban and Cuban Exile Media
Term: SU 2016
Subject: Latina/o American Studies (LATINOAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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This course offers a survey of the history of Cuban revolutionary cinema and national television while also examining the relationship between US Cuban exiles and media. We explore the formation and development of revolutionary cinema and its various trends: early experimentation with cinematic forms such as Italian Neorealism and French New Wave from 1959-1970; historical, slavery, and Afro-Cuban films in the 1970s; films that participated in Cuba’s gender politics in the late-1970s to mid-1980s; co-production and the diminishing of state-funded filmmaking in the 1990s; and the growth of digital and independent filmmaking in the 2000s to present day. Cuban commercial broadcast television will also be examined in the period leading to the Revolution, in which Havana was a media capital, and post-revolution, when Cuban national television became a part of the socialist project. Lastly, the relationship between Cuban exiles and U.S. media will also be explored. This includes the Cuban exile and Cuban-American filmmakers that resulted from the four waves of Cuban exiles to the U.S. and U.S. television programs like ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? which targeted the Cuban population in Miami. Finally, this course will consider the media activism of early Cuban exiles attempting to resist and shape the representation of Cuba and the Castro regime. Some major themes of this course will be the representation and politics of race, gender, class, and sexuality, and the role of the U.S. and Cuban states.

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LATINOAM 405 - Topics in Latina/o Studies
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201 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
202 (LAB)
M 5:00PM - 7:30PM
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