SPA 319 / LAS 354

Topics in Cinema and Culture: White Men Gone Wild in Colonial Latin America

Nicole D. Legnani

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An exploration of films made in the last fifty years featuring “descents into savagery” and the colonial, alphabetic texts that inspired them. Topics to be discussed, among others: primitivism and progress; coloniality; media and mediation; race and gender; intercultural dialogues; healing practices; community-based performances. Films shown with English subtitles.

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