A Fulbright scholar from Argentina, María Elena de las Carreras has a Ph.D. in Film Studies from UCLA. She is a regular collaborator of the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles and the CSUN Cinematheque. She is an accredited journalist at the Berlin Film Festival since 1986. She has published many journalistic articles, scholarly essays and encyclopedia entries, in English and Spanish. From 2008 to 2012, she was a screener of international documentaries for the Sundance Film Festival. She is a visiting professor at UCLA and Cal State Northridge, and has been invited to lecture most recently at Universidad Austral, Argentina and Universidad de los Andes, Chile. Maria's scholarly publications and blog are available through academia.edu.
University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D., Film Studies 1995
Areas of Expertise (5)
Industry Expertise (5)
- Berlin Film Festival
- CSUN Cinematheque
- Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Media Appearances (1)
Episode 22: The Kuntz Family Sessions aka The San Diego Comic-Con Pre-Show
The Brian and Danielle Show online
Get ready, fans of all-things-pop-culture-and-movies! In this episode, you meet one of our favorite families: Mom is Dr. Maria Elena de las Carreras, film critic and UCLA film professor; dad is Dr. Jonathan Kuntz, film historian and UCLA film professor, and daughter is Rebecca Kuntz, student at Sarah Lawrence College and super-fan of film, TV and theatre. Together they're an unstoppable intellectual force and a great repository of information about the past, present and future of film and television.
In this entertaining and educational roundtable, we learn all about the careers and interests of these experts -- including one of their favorite passions of all time, attending the annual San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).
The article discusses political documentaries made in Argentina in the last fifteen years about the tumultuous 1970s.