UTSA modern languages department hosts international film conference

Marvin D'Lugo

Film expert Marvin D'Lugo

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(Nov. 2, 2009)--The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures recently hosted a conference, "The Child in Cinema," at the Downtown Campus. Some 45 scholars from as far away as Italy and Belgium read scholarly papers, showed illustrative clips and participated in a digital filmmaking workshop.

Rafael Salaberry of the University of Texas at Austin kicked off the conference with a showing of his documentary, "The Choosers," which is about bilingual education in education. The screening was followed by discussion.

Keynote speaker Marvin D'Lugo of Clark University, Worcester, Mass., spoke on "The Political Economy of Innocence: Children in World Cinema," drawing his examples from the Mexican film "Los Olvidados," the Italian film "Bellissima" and the Japanese film "24 Eyes."

>> If you missed Marvin D'Lugo's address, you can view it on DVD in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures computer lab in Humanities and Social Sciences Building Room 4.01.04 on the Main Campus.

For more information, call (210) 458-4377.