Links and Resources

Theorizing Third (World) Cinema

For an Imperfect Cinema by Julio Garcia Espinosa • major text
Aesthetic of Hunger (Estetica de Fome) • Glauber Rocha • major text
Towards a Third Cinema by Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino • major text • [alternative source]

Other Websites with Useful Information on Third (World) Cinema

Third World Third Cinema by Keith Withal and Steve Mardy • excellent UK-based site describing theories and regions covered by Third World Cinema, including a handy glossary
third/world cinema • useful site providing basic descriptions and examples of cinema in the Third World
Third World Cinema by J.R. Kerr • student site providing feedback on screenings of Third Cinema films
Third Cinema • general definition of Third World Cinema from

Third World Resources and Alternative Media

Third World Majority • resource center for using media to effect social change
Third World Newsreel • media organization that supports and distributes Third World films
California Newsreel • resource center producing and distributing films for social justice, particulary from Africa and the African diaspora
Jump Cut • journal analyzing cinema with an eye towards issues of social justice
Free Speech TV • using television for social consciousness
Paper Tiger Television • outlet for programs investigating issues not covered by mainstream media

Experiencing Third (World) Cinema Today

Facets Multi Media • find, purchase, rent, or view world cinema films from this distributor/theater • search for film festivals in your area
New Yorker Films • find and purchase past and present Third Cinema films


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