Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
De La Garza, Armida
Transnational Cinema in Globalizing Societies: Asia and Latin America Conference,
Comparative Conference on Transnational Cinema in Asia and Latin America
Puebla, Mexico
Conference Organising Committee Chairperson
Optional Fields
If cinema was instrumental to nation building processes during the twentieth century, it has been equally central to their challenging, interrogation and sometimes reaffirmation in the twenty-first. This is especially true for Asian and Latin American cinemas, as present conditions variously described as ‘globalisation’ or ‘flexible accumulation’ have wrought tremendous social change, both rising standards of living and increasing inequality; allowing for reverse cultural flows and also exposing the mediascapes of countries in these two regions to unprecedented contact with ‘the West’; reducing their film production while also increasing availability of films made there. We invite papers addressing the relationship between these cinemas and (post)national identity, cinema and modernity/postmodernity, exilic cinema, diasporic and border filmmaking, the effects of digital technology on filmmaking and viewing in Asia and Latin America and, more generally, on the impact of globalisation on film industries in these two regions.
Universidad de las Americas Puebla and UNNC