The Whitney Humanities Center presents
Mariano Mestman, senior researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas (CONICET) and the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina:
“Third Cinema in the Global 1960s: South-South Film Movements in Dialogue with International Political Cinema.”
The talk will focus on the international influence of Third Cinema (or Third World political films) in the late 1960s. I will explore the relations between the New Latin American Cinema (from Brazilian Cinema Novo to Argentinean and Bolivian militant films) and African and Arab cinema. I will also show their links with European and North American artists and filmmakers during both Cuban and Algerian cultural or film encounters at the beginning of 1968.
Mariano Mestman holds a Ph.D. in film history from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He is a senior researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas (CONICET) and the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he teaches Latin American and Third World political cinema between 1950 and 1970. He has carried out research work in audiovisual archives in Canada, Cuba, France, Italy, Mexico, and Scotland.