Tepeyac (1917)

Tepeyac (1917)

Tepeyac (Fernando Sayago, Mexico, 1917 – youtube).

Watch this firm, then write an essay, 5 pages, 1600 words.

You need to make an analysis of your chosen film in relation to a

specific social, political and/or economic issue.

Please try to connect your work to the class concept.

Use simple languages to write a clear paper.

Use your own words.


More or less, your paper needs to contain:

1.Provide a historical context

2.Explain the film’s genre – and explain the characteristics of that genre

3. Explain the film’s relationship with some of the class discussions (modernization, development, national formation, colonization, etc.).

4. Analyze some specific parts of the film – shots, scenes, sequences; or characters, locations.

5. With a bibliography.

6. For the final assignment, you cannot discuss City of God.

For this assignment, I advise to find and read articles on the movie of your choice.

Make sure your essay is Excellent illustration and excellent writing (with citations and clear connections

between the movie and a relevant historical situation)

Answer preview………..

The era of silent films in Mexico was mainly during the 1920s specifically between 1910 and 1930. Silent films are different from other films not only due to the lack of sound but also capitalizing on the visual appeal to enhance presentation and understanding of films. The oldest feature-length silent film still surviving from Mexico is Tepeyac (1917). This film from the early 20th century presents a unique opportunity to analyze the role of religion in the lives of Mexicans. Also, it outlines aspects of religious films as discussed in class and their connection to Mexico and Latin America at large. Tepeyac (1917) is a religious film that outlines the religious conservatism and institutional colonization which culminated in the national identity of the Indian tribes in Mexico……..

 APA 1944 words

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