Latin American Cinema: The Female Gaze of the Contemporary Filmmaker (Panel) (http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html)
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
This session explores new feminist views in Latin American Cinema. How are women filmmakers telling or retelling stories? What type of characters are they portraying? How do these characters compare with stereotypical portrayals of their respective countries? Is male bias still present in the cinematic apparatus? Are these directors challenging these assumptions? Where is the new generation of filmmakers working? How about the foremothers? How does their work differ? How and what are they working on?
Latin America has a cultural diversity, which still seeks to be represented through this new feminist gaze. In this space, we will analyze the elements used to tell a story, the characters, the national identities and the ways that these new feminist views are taking to tell these stories.
The world is changing, and the binary system that characterized the ideological stance, too. Latin America is adding to this change. In this session, we want to focus on these new proposals. This session focuses on the female gaze of the contemporary Latin American filmmaker. It maps new women directors and discusses their achievements as well as the challenges they pose to canonical and/or industrial Latin American cinematic production.