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Latin American cinema

Latin American cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of Latin America. This includes the sizeable South American industries of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru and the North American industries of Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico. By definition, it also covers the film industries of other Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in the Americas, including Central America. This would include Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The Cinema of Argentina has a long tradition, and plays an important role in the culture of Argentina. ... The cinema of Brazil started in 1930. ... This article needs cleanup. ... This page is meant to explore the themes explored in the cinema of Cuba. ... The history of Mexican cinema goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, when several enthusiasts of the new medium documented historical events – most particularly the Mexican Revolution – and produced some movies that have been only recently been rediscovered. ... The Cinema of Paraguay is small compared to that of neighbouring Brazil and Argentina. ... While the Peruvian film industry has not been nearly as prolific as Mexicos, some Peruvian movies produced with the cooperation of Mexican talent in the 1960s and 1970s, such as , enjoyed regional success. ... The history of film in Puerto Rico begins with a silent documentary from 1918, After Twenty Years: Porto Rico. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The film industry consists of the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking: i. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Map of Central America Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. ...

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External links

  • http://www.mchanan.dial.pipex.com/latin%20american%20cinema%201.pdf
  • Brazilian Director Walter Salles talks about his career



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