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I haven't seen all of the films listed below, however I have to agree
with the following selections which are all excellent:

>The Hour of the Furnaces (Arg.)
>Blood of the Condor (Bol.)
>Los olvidados (Mex)
>One Way or Another (Cuba)
>Bye Bye Brazil (Br.)

I would also recommend the following:

Deus e diabo na terra do sol
(Black God, White Devil) by Glauber Rocha (Brazil)

Memorias del subdesarrollo
(Memories of Underdevelopment) by Tomas Guitierrez Alea (Cuba)

Nazarin
by Luis Bunuel (Mexico)

Although I think the idea of a canon of Latin American films is ... well
strange.  But as an introduction to a variety of political and social
perspectives, perhaps this list of films is useful.

- Rene

>Sorry -- the previous message didn't quite suffice.  As I was saying
there,
>a colleague has offered the following list for your Latin American
>collection:
>
>The Hour of the Furnaces (Arg.)
>Blood of the Condor (Bol.)
>Viva Mexico (USSR)
>The Official Story (Arg.)
>Las madres (Arg.)
>Rio Escondido (Mex)
>Los olvidados (Mex)
>The Garden of Eden (Mex.)
>The Uprising (Nic.)
>When the Mountains Tremble (Guat.)
>The Garcia Marquez Collection, especially "Miracle in Rome" (Col.)
> and "The Summer of Mrs. Forbes" (Mex)
>The Battle of Chile (Chile)
>The Moon in the Mirror (Chile)
>Scraps of Life (Chile)
>Portrait of Teresa (Cuba)
>One Way or Another (Cuba)
>Bye Bye Brazil (Br.)
>How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (Br.)
>
>
>Best of luck,
>
>Jennifer M. Bean
>Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
>Dept. of Comparative Literature
>Box 354338
>University of Washington-Seattle
>Seattle, WA  98195-4338
>Fax: 206.685.2017
>
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>>From: Michael Abbott <[log in to unmask]>
>>To: [log in to unmask]
>>Subject: Latin American film collection - position
>>Date: Tue, Feb 2, 1999, 8:35 AM
>>
>
>>Wabash College is building a Latin American film component into our
>>International Studies curriculum, and a colleague and I have been
>>charged with building a core collection of approximately 20 Latin
>>American films. We would be most grateful if members of this list
would
>>suggest films that, in your opinions, MUST appear on this list. We are
>>essentially building the collection from scratch, so we are eager to
>>hear from you.
>>
>>On a related note, we are also seeking a specialist in Latin American
>>Film Studies for a one-semester appointment in the spring of 2000.
This
>>person should have experience teaching Latin American Film in a
broader
>>International Studies context and an ongoing record of scholarship.
>>Current graduate school and ABD candidates are welcome to apply. I
will
>>provide more information and explain application procedure upon
request.
>>
>>If you are interested in the position, please contact me at the
>>signature email address below. If you'd like to recommend films for
our
>>collection, please respond publicly to the Screen-L list.
>>
>>Thanks!!
>>
>>--
>>Michael Abbott
>>Assistant Professor of Theater
>>Wabash College
>>mailto:[log in to unmask]
>>Wabash Theater on the Web: http://www.wabash.edu/depart/theater
>>
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