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Book Launch: The Question of Class in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
 
 
Date: 20 February 2019 
 
School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to the Book Launch:

The Question of Class in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Dr. Mercedes Vázquez Vázquez

20 Feb 2019 (Wed) 4:30-5:30
CPD-LG.59, Centennial Campus, HKU

BOOK DESCRIPTION
The Question of Class in Contemporary Latin American Cinema responds to the renewed interest in class by examining the aesthetics and politics of class in a representative selection of films from the contemporary cinemas of Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. It explores the relationship of cinematic practices to conflicting socio-political transformations taking place in these five countries, such as the intensification of neoliberalism, the turn to the left, and the growth of the middle classes in the period from 2003 to 2015. The combined textual and industrial analyses of films through the lens of class allows for a contextualization of the trend of depoliticization in Latin American film and the observation of its limitations.

Dr. Mercedes Vázquez Vázquez is a Lecturer and Honorary Assistant Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at The University of Hong Kong.

 
 
     
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