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Center for Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Tamara L. Falicov (University of Kansas)

When: Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Category: Academic


Throughout the academic year, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) to the next seminar of the Fall 2021 quarter, happening next Thursday, October 28 at 12-1 PM US CT. Professor Tamara L. Falicov (University of Kansas) will give a presentation entitled “Fund Scouting in the North for the South: Strategies for Latin American and Caribbean Filmmakers.”

Abstract: This presentation will explore the film festival funds made available for Global South filmmakers mainly through European film festivals such as World Cinema Fund and the Hubert Bals Fund and the ways in which this transnational funding dynamic might assist but might also negatively shape production. However, given the North-South dynamic, this transnational exchange may possibly prove problematic for Global South filmmakers thus resulting in what critics call “pornomiseria” (poverty porn) (Ross 2009, Falicov 2010). This project aims to educate local filmmakers about international resources, while maintaining a critical view by analyzing the dynamics of funding from the “beneficent” North to the South. Case studies will include information on the process of obtaining international funding and how this might have an impact, if at all, on the narrative of the film funded.

Tamara L. Falicov is a Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is the author of The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film (London: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2007), and Latin American Film Industries (British Film Institute/Bloomsbury Press, 2019).

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Latina and Latino Studies Program.

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