Haddu, Miriam Books

Dr. Miriam Haddu is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of London. She earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Birmingham.

Contemporary Mexican Cinema, 1989-1999
2007 0-7734-5433-0
This study examines, contextualizes, and evaluates the significance of contemporary Mexican filmmaking, focusing on the so-called ‘cine nuevo’ of 1989-1999. Accordingly, the study is divided into three sections, representing the key generic discourses that frame the films’ narratives and underlying aims: The first analyzes contemporary Mexican cinema’s re-presentation of history on the cinematic screen; the second part of the book examines the rise in the number of women directors, comparing it with the previous lack of female participation within the filmmaking arena; the last section explores the re-location of cinematic geographies in contemporary cinema.