|Cinema and the Sandinistas: Filmmaking in Revolutionary Nicaragua (Texas Film and Media Studies Series)
Jonathan Buchsbaum is a professor of Media Studies and is also a member of the Film Studies
Certificate Program doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Educated at the University of Pennsylvania (BA, Economics), Harvard
University (MEd) and New York University (MA, PhD, Cinema
Studies), Buchsbaum teaches "Principles of Sound and Image,"
"African Americans in Film and Television," "Styles of Cinema," and
"Latin American Cinema." His publishing concentrates on political
filmmaking in the United States, Latin America , and France. His
doctoral dissertation, "Cinema Engagé: Film in the Popular Front," was
published by the University of Illinois Press in 1988. His most recent
book is Cinema Sandinista: Filmmaking in Revolutionary Nicaragua,
1979-1990 (University of Texas Press, 2003). His current research
focuses on the government support system for cinema in France, and its
relation to the liberalizing pressures of the European Union and the
World Trade Organization.
Current book project: Exceptional Times: National Cinema and Global Culture.
Train station, La Ciotat, France
Translation of plaque text:
In this station, in 1895, the learned Louis Lumière, by photographing
the arrival of a train, made one of the first films, which were at the
beginnings of the cinematograph, [invented by] Auguste and Louis
Placed here on November 22, 1942 through the offices of the Lumière
Committee of the town and the Union Initiative of La Ciotat.