Latin American Studies Workshop (San Francisco, 2012)

Si la evolución del cine, como la de todo campo artístico, demanda de diversidad en la dimensión discursiva, también requiere de políticas industriales y culturales idóneas para proveer los mecanismos económicos y los marcos legales que posibiliten la integración de los mercados, los acuerdos de complementación productiva y las regulaciones dirigidas a establecer relaciones equitativas de competencia con los grandes conglomerados transnacionales de la industria audiovisual.
Octavio Getino y Susana Vellegia
Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, California, May 2012
“Industry and History in Latin America”
A workshop
The main objective of this workshop is to discuss the relationship between film history and policies in Latin America. Some questions we would like to explore in this workshop are: What is the relationship of film history and film production? What are some of the characteristics that shape industry policies in Latin America? Is it possible to distinguish any national traits, genres, which inform industry regulations? Are these national trends a result of policies sanctioned by national film institutes or international organizations? Are there important theoretical and practical distinctions between documentary and fiction films and do these distinctions determine the distribution of subsidies? What role do international festivals play in shaping the themes, narrative conventions, class and ethnic representations in Latin American films? Can independent cinema challenge the distribution of subsidies to a handful of directors and in the process challenge a discourse of representation? What projects of integration are still at play, especially in regions of our continent that have produced fewer films? What are the legacies of continental movements like the New Latin American Cinema?
The organizers will suggest a core group of readings to be part of the general discussion but please send us any readings you might want to include. If you are interested in participating in this workshop please send the organizers a two hundred-word description of your possible contributions to the workshop and a short biography by March 1st, 2011. The maximum number of participants will be limited to 15.
Workshop leaders Tomás F. Crowder-Taraborrelli and Javier Campo
Soka University of America UBA y Cine Documental

Track Code: SEC
Session Name: Industry and History in Latin American Cinema
Session ID: 7529
Day: Saturday
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Last Name: Crowder-Taraborrelli
First Name: Tomás

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