World Cinemas, Global Networks

Hefter Center
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
April 27-28 2012

While global cinema has proliferated in recent years, access to an array of recent work remains uneven and our knowledge is further inhibited by distribution and exhibition practices. This new cinematic work commands attention among critics, cinephiles, and scholars across the globe, and yet is almost invisible in the United States. To illuminate this enigmatic case, the "World Cinemas, Global Networks" conference will explore filmmaking across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, and take stock of the transnational trends, aesthetic features, and geopolitical exchanges that have contributed to the flourishing of world cinema at a time when many point to the obsolescence of film itself.

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