Spring 2015 Film Series - Panel Discussion
Panelists: Aynne Kokas (Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies);
Eli Carter (Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese);
Hector Amaya (Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Media Studies)
Title: When Film Travels: Three Principles for Understanding the Globe
Description: When we travel, we often think of exotic places and cultures. We imagine
encounters, new ways of looking at things, and new horizons. Yet, travel is also a rite of
passage that is full of anxiety, difficulties, and potential dangers. This panel engages three types
of filmic encounters – aesthetic, commercial, and ideological – and explores them in relation to
their intrinsic promises and difficulties. Each of the encounters is set in a different nation: Brazil,
China, and Mexico.
This event is co-organized by the Institute of World Languages and the Department of Media Studies. All events are held from 6:30pm - 9:00pm in Minor Hall 125.