Wellspring Series 2024: Latin Thrills: Political Thrillers from South America

Wellspring Series 2024: Latin Thrills: Political Thrillers from South America

Latin Thrills: Political Thrillers from South America

Latin Thrills brings together filmmakers, authors, journalists, and scholars for a conversation on one of the most popular genres of our times: the political thriller. Alternating glimpses of documentary interviews with directors and film critics, along with live discussion involving film practitioners and scholars, this event will explore Latin America, its politics and history, the boundaries of the personal and the political, the role of precarity, and the transnational impact of the genre, as seen in recent films made in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, such as Clandestine Childhood (2011), Operation Carrot (2014), Rojo (2018) and The Rescue: The Weight of the World (2023).

Panel Discussion
Fabricio Tocco, Lecturer in Spanish, Australian National University  
Claudie Sandberg, Senior Lecturer in Film, University of Melbourne 
Luis Gómez Romero, Senior Lecturer in School of Law, University of Wollongong 

Wellspring: Enquiry and Exchange Bringing campus to the community, Wellspring is an exciting series of immersive events that explores new depths of cultural enquiry and exchange. A collaboration between The Street Theatre and the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Wellspring invites Canberra’s curious to experience the inexhaustible source of human creativity and communication. Get ready for big bold ideas inviting curiosity and conversation.

More information

Latin Thrills: Political Thrillers from South America 
Street One | Unreserved | 90 minutes
Tickets Free, Bookings Open 1 August 2024 


Date & time

Thu 15 Aug 2024, 5.30–7pm


Street 1, The Street Theatre


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