Symposium on Latin American Cinema Studies Today- Theory and Practice

Symposium on Latin American Cinema Studies Today- Theory and Practice

Discuss and debate the diversity of approaches to the topic of Latin American cinema followed by a political film dealing with Chile's dictatorial past presented from the point of view of Alejandro, a former torturer. Directed by Fernando Guzzoni.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YRL Conference Center
Young Research Library, UCLA


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We invite your participation in a symposium at UCLA designed to discuss and debate a diversity of approaches to the topic of Latin American cinema studies today. Latin American cinema studies have grown enormously in volume and quality the last few years. The field has produced conferences, essays and books, and specialized study groups dedicated to research in Latin American cinematographic representations. From comparative to national cinematography studies, from the studies of cinematographic to the gendered genres, from formal studies to historical ones, from theoretical studies to explorations of film distribution markets, among other areas of concentration, Latin American cinema is now debated widely around the world.

This event will be followed by a film screening of “Carne de Perro”.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Royce Hall 314 F

“Carne de Perro” tells the tale in 2012, of one of the torturers, Alejandro, of the Pinochet’s dictatorship as he attempts to redefine and give purpose to his existence. The film deals with a complex period in the life of Alejandro (55), a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past. Alejandro in the film is searching for a new identity, but becomes lost among his own ghosts and obsessions. He begins to dangerously unravel and his perceptions of reality become warped.


Organizers: Dr. Randal Johnson (UCLA), Dr. Tomas Crowder-Taraborrelli (Soka University of America), Dr. Kristi M.Wilson (Soka University of America), Dr. Javier Campo (CONICET, UNICEN, Argentina), Daniel Cooper (UCLA Department of Spanish and  Portuguese).


Cost: Free and open to the public

Special Instructions

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For more information please contact

Nancy Gomez Tel: 310-825-4571

Download File: UCLA-Lat-Film-SymposiumFlyer_Carnedeperro-fq-0ty.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone