P29
Imagining the neoliberal city: new Latin American cinema and urban space

Convenors:
Fernando Sdrigotti (Royal Holloway)
Santiago Oyarzabal (Warwick University)
Location:
Malet 351
Start time:
3 April, 2014 at 14:15
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel aims to look at the way in which many of the films of the last 20 years have represented and re-imagined Latin American urban space, many times affecting the way the Latin American city is perceived and experienced

Long abstract:

The last twenty years have seen a rebirth of Latin American cinema, both in terms of the production output in the area as well as with regards to the international recognition achieved by many of the names associated with this generation of filmmakers. This is an interesting phenomenon which overlaps with one of the most devastating economic crises the region has ever seen. The city, in its many forms from utopia to dystopia, has been one of the privileged settings during these years, many times becoming the centre through which these works articulate a dialogue with their present and their political and economic contexts. This panel aims to look at the way in which many of the films of this period have attempted both to represent and re-imagine Latin American urban space, many times affecting the way the Latin American city is perceived and experienced.