Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Resisting Neoliberalism?

  • Claudia Sandberg
  • Carolina Rocha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Uneasy Neoliberal Narratives and Images

  3. Neoliberal Film Policies and the Global Market

  4. Defiant Actors and Marginal Spaces

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-278

About this book


Contemporary Latin American Cinema investigates the ways in which neoliberal measures of privatization, de-regularization and austerity introduced in Latin America during the 1990s have impacted film production and film narratives. The collection examines the relationship between economic policies and the films that depict recent transformations in many Latin American countries, demonstrating how contemporary Latin American film has not only criticized and resisted, but also benefitted from neoliberal advancements. Based on films produced in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru since 2010, the fourteen case studies illustrate neoliberalism’s effects, from big industries to small national cinemas. It also shows the new types of producers that have emerged, and the novel patterns of distribution, exhibition and consumption that shape and influence the Latin American filmscape. Through industry studies, reception analyses and close readings, this book establishes an informative and accessible text for scholars and students alike.


National Film Industry Latin American Film Neoliberalism Austerity Globalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudia Sandberg
    • 1
  • Carolina Rocha
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Languages and LinguisticsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Foreign Language and LiteratureSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleEdwardsvilleUSA

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