Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Third Cinema (Spanish: Tercer Cine) is a Latin American film movement of the 1960s-70s which decries neocolonialism, the capitalist system, and the Hollywood model of cinema as mere entertainment to make money. The term was coined in the manifesto Towards a Third Cinema, written in the late 1960s by Argentine filmmakers Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino, members of the Grupo Cine Liberación. Published in 1969 in the cinema journal Tricontinental by the OSPAAAL (Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America

Third Cinema Further reading

Political cinema
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuban film-maker
Kidlat Tahimik, Philippine film-maker
Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegalese film-director
The Dictator Novel, a Latin American contemporary literary genre