In this course we will study contemporary Latin American migration to Europe and the United States from the perspective of documentary film. We will discuss contemporary films and migration patterns in relation to their specific cultural and historical contexts.
GROUP LEADER: Esteban Loustaunau (B.A. Carleton College, M.A. and Ph.D. The Ohio State University) is Associate Professor of Spanish at Assumption College and former director of the Latin American Studies Program. His main areas of teaching and scholarship are contemporary Latin American literature, film, and music as they intersect with issues related to migration, youth cultures, and Internet studies. He is coeditor of the book Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film (University of Florida Press, 2018).
OPTIONAL BOOK: Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film, Esteban E. Loustaunau and Lauren E. Shaw. University of Florida Press, 2018. ISBN# 978-1683400233
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609