Research Questions

How is the concept of (im)migration visually portrayed in the documentaries of our corpus?

VISUALIZATION

In these documentaries, when does a migrant from Latin-America become a Latin@?

IDENTITY

Which documentaries are the most likely to be picked up by a channel, to receive funding, etc.?

SELECTION CRITERIA

What do documentaries about LatinX migration to the US convey to their audience?

MESSAGE

Some Numbers

LENGTH OF THE PROJECT (YEARS)
4
DOCUMENTARIES TO ANALYZE
54
LATINO COMMUNITIES FEATURED
16
DISSEMINATION EFFORTS SO FAR (conferences, events, articles, etc.)
19

Research Objectives

Between October 2017 and October 2021, the ÉXODOCS team aims to:

  • * establish a transcontinental network of researchers
  • * complete a research stay in the US
  • * publish articles
  • * participate in science popularization efforts
  • * give conference presentations
  • * organize academic events
  • * produce a PhD dissertation
  • * raise awareness on (Latin American) migration to the US

fields of research

American Studies
25%
Translation/Transfer
25%
Film/Docu Studies
25%
Cultural Studies
25%