On Friday 28th March, 2014, Film Studies students had the unique opportunity to connect with Chilean film director and lecturer in film culture, Oscsar Cardenas.
Cardenas was nominated for a Golden Leopard Award (Best Film) for his film Rabia (2006) t the Locarno International Film Festival, the longest running competition after Cannes and Venice. Students from Year 10 to 12 gathered to hear an insightful lecture of the history of the South American film history. He included information on the South American Masters of Film, the dark years when the government banned the production of art during dictatorship and the revival of the film industry leading to international recognition.
QACI students soaked up his knowledge which provided a very clear perspective on how socio-cultural context can affect both the aesthetic of filmmaking and the stories being told.
We thoroughly enjoyed Oscar’s visit and hope to have him back again in the near future.