The Latin American Road Movie

  • Verónica Garibotto
  • Jorge Pérez

Part of the Global Cinema book series (GLOBALCINE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Latin American Modernity on the Road and in the Spotlight

  3. The Latin American Road Movie: Readings and Genealogies

  4. Heterogeneous Territories: Mapping Class, Race, Gender, and Sexuality

  5. Regional Techniques and Local Iconographies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


This book explores the ways films made by Latin American directors and/ or co-produced in Latin American countries have employed the road movie genre to address the reconfiguration of the geographical, sociopolitical, economic, and cultural landscape of  the region. With a corpus of more than two hundred films, Latin American road movies have achieved a high profile in the last two decades at major film festivals and profitable results at the box office. The Latin American Road Movie’s twelve essays traverse diverse cinematic routes and cover extensive geographical landscapes from a common point of departure: The traveling narrative of the road movie and its focus on crossing borders—physical, metaphorical, theoretical—make the genre ideal for reexamining the ideological grounds of national and regional discourses. 


Road movies Travel Mobility Latin American Cinema Immigration arts cinema culture film film and television film history gender genre history media

Editors and affiliations

  • Verónica Garibotto
    • 1
  • Jorge Pérez
    • 2
  1. 1.SpanishThe University of Kansas LawrenceUSA
  2. 2.University of Kansas LawrenceUSA

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