History of African, Asian, and Latin American Film

Maria E De las carreras

History of African, Asian, and Latin American Film

Film and Television department

Maria E De las carreras

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 6, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Professor de las Carreras is an absolute gem, along with her 106C course at UCLA. Not only does this class survey the very best of emotionally and intellectually probing films from around the world, but it also forces one to constantly be aware of all the disciplines of art and cultural/political histories that influence and build cinema to this very day. Professor de las Carreras expects a lot from her students which is refreshing in a film class, which many students generally either take for granted or try to write off as an "easy GE." 106C does not qualify as this kind of film class because she pushes you with her assignments, engages in class discussions, and most of all shares her contagious passion for all things cinematic - which is the greatest driving force in inspiring students in my opinion. Aside from that, she is extremely responsive if you are seeking help outside of class or even sending an email - she responded within minutes of having sent an email regarding my research paper even when she was in Germany over the weekend for the Berlin International Film Festival! You will view A LOT of films both inside and outside of class and will have a very hefty course reader to read from but this is important in understanding how multilayered each country's cinematic history is and also crucial in reaching the current pulse of production and distribution of films on a global scale. Overall, this class was one of the highlights as an undergraduate at UCLA and made me feel like my tuition money is being well-spent.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 17, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Professor de las Carreras' class was honestly one of the most unforgettable and eye-opening I have taken here at UCLA, and her knowledge of culture on a global scale and the globalization of such in terms of cinema made coming to class twice a week such an anticipated experience. Since then, I’ve become an avid fan of film-makers like Takeshi Kitano, Wong Kar-Wai, and Alejandro González Iñárritu, and am always thinking back to what I learned in 106C. She is amazing, the course is amazing, you won't regret a second in class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 12, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

I took Film/TV 106C and she was beyond amazing!! She really inspired me to pursue a Masters Degree in Film Studies. The films we watched in this class have stayed with me still, after about a year... I look through her syllabus and course reader from time to time when I want to go back and rewatch some of the films. You honestly will not regret taking her class! She is the sweetest woman and professor I had met during my four years at UCLA. Her lectures outline the historical/geographical/cultural background to each film, and really give you a good understanding of where the filmmaker's are coming from and what might have motivated them to produce such films.. I remember taking this class in the Winter of 2009, it was a 3 hour class, in the mornings and I would commute (an hour drive)...but I did not miss a single lecture, because I knew I would be missing out on an insightful lecture. Please register for her class if you are looking for a good film class, you will thank yourself later!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 23, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

Even though this class was in the morning, the films were good enough to keep me awake. I think we ended up watching 35 or so films altogether for the class which included an online viewing list. Watching movies is the best homework I've ever had. The structure of the class was fantastic, mostly paper based with a cumulative final at the end. The paper topics were great and really allowed some flexibility and creativity, which made the class very enjoyable. The lectures were great. Professor Carreras is extremely knowledgeable about all the film industries and also very friendly. It's one of the best classes I've taken at UCLA.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 15, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

Professor De La Carreras was a great instructor. And even though I am not a Film major it was incredibly interesting. Most of the films are online so we dont have to go to ALL of the lectures. All of her presentation are online as well. The TA's were really concerned this quarter. The professor basically tells us what the final entails and the 3 papers prior to the final are interesting and not too hard. Overall, great course if you need the GE.

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