In the second semester of 2014 the School of Communications will offer the first course in Uruguayan cinema for English speakers. The course, Uruguayan Culture through Film, is part of FCOM's project to bring Uruguayan cinema to the world.
The course includes the analysis of prominent works in Uruguayan cinema in order to gain a greater sense of Uruguayan culture, and of film as an artistic medium. Combining theory and practice, the course is also open to Uruguayan students, and includes weekly film screenings, guest lectures, student presentations, and a final project.
The seminar will be taught by Professor María Teresa Rodríguez Murphy, a producer and director who has taught at The University of the Arts and Swarthmore College. Her award winning work, which includes Niños de la Memoria and Mirror Dance, has screened in international festivals, on public television, and has been funded by ITVS and the Sundance Documentary Fund, among others. She has facilitated community based workshops with older adults, migrant workers and youth at Scribe Video Center and has received numerous grants and fellowships including a 2012 Fulbright Fellowship and a Leeway Transformation Award, which recognizes the work of women artists engaged in social change. She received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MFA from Temple University.