Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Latin American Film Trailers

As mentioned in the recent Latin American Films post, I am trying something new in the summer version of my Geography of Latin America course. Students spend a lot of time outside of class doing research and writing. Because summer-school sessions are long and relatively few, I am using the time to explore the human and physical geography of the region through film -- mostly feature films. I am also opening up the class to other members of the campus community.

As I prepared the list of films, I realized that far more films could be considered "essential" than we can possibly view and discuss in the five-week class. So in addition to the films I have chosen -- with the help of librarian and fellow Latin Americanist Pam Hayes-Bohanan -- I am sharing some film trailers, with the intention of encouraging students and visitors to seek out some additional films on their own.

Herewith, in no particular order, are links to those films and their trailers:

Carla's Song 1996 --  Nicaragua
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Romero 1989 -- El Salvador
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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 -- Cuba
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Men with Guns 1997 -- Central America (fictional composite)
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Mojados: Through the Night 2004 -- Mexico/Texas
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El Norte 1983 -- Central America and Mexico 
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Motorcycle Diaries 2004 -- South America
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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 -- Mexico
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Cidade de Deus / City of God 2002 -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Note: The DVD version has a very interesting documentary among the video extras.
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Bordertown 2006 -- Ciudad Juarez / El Paso
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Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 -- Argentina
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Woman on Top 2002 -- Brazil
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VERSION OF JULY 10 -- THIS LIST WILL GROW

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