The Congress of the Americas at
University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico

October 18, 19, 20 2001


We seek papers that deal with both film in Latin America/Cuba and films
made in North America and
Europe that reflect on Latin American and Cuban peoples and cultures. We
are open to a wide range
of films and styles. Some specific questions that might be addressed
are: How are Latin American/
Cuban films financed? distributed? In what ways do films made in these
countries "correct" the
viewpoint and stories told about them by outsiders? Who are the intended
audiences for these
films? What are the influences on Latin American/Cuban directors? How do
the political and eco-
nomic conditions in Latin America/Cuba help or hinder film making? How
are Latin American/Cuban
people and history portrayed in films made by North Americans and
Europeans? What impact has
Latin America/Cuba had on Hollywood? What avenues for employment exist
in Hollywood for Latino
actors, writers and directors? How has Hollywood perpetuated
stereotypes? or challenged those


Marlene San Miguel Groner and Tony Giffone

Dept of English and Humanities
SUNY at Farmingdale - Knapp Hall
Farmingdale, New York 11735

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fax: +1 631 420 3668

This Area will be featured at Congress V of the Popular Culture
Association in Puebla, Mexico on the
campus of La Universidad de las Americas. Previous conferences have been
wonderful experiences full
of content and with time to visit a colorful city with over 350
churches. Full information about the
city, the school, and the conference is available on the web site:

Deadline for proposals is 30 June. Participants will be asked to
register on line at the time of
acceptance of their papers.

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