English 356. Third Cinema
In this course, we will trace the political, economic and cultural contexts that shaped Third Cinema, the only body of film theory that did not originate in Europe or North America. First elaborated in the militant manifestos of Latin American filmmakers during the 1960s, the theory argued for an independent and aesthetically radical cinema keyed to the anti-colonial politics of an emergent Third world political consciousness. Through a mix of case studies and theoretical explication, this course asks you to think about how the issues flagged by Third Cinema may actually be especially relevant today.