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KU Film & Media Studies professor Tamara Falicov discusses the resurgence of Argentine cinema

Monday, August 10, 2015

University of Kansas film scholar and professor Tamara Falicov discusses the resurgence of a Latin American cinematic powerhouse now 20 years old with the host of "The Final Cut" on ABC Australian public radio in Sydney.

Falicov's book,The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film, explores the cultural politics of over sixty years of filmmaking in Argentina. From the 1940s when film was a successful studio product to the 1980s post-dictatorship period when national cinema was utilized as a public relations tool, Tamara L. Falicov explores how national culture on film has been shaped, articulated, and debated. She provides in-depth analysis of Argentina's contemporary period, when financial incentives led to the production of commercial "blockbusters" as well as new opportunities for first-time directors, sparking a surge of low-budget, independent filmmaking.

Listen to the interview: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/finalcut/new-argentine-cine...



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