This project focuses upon the history of film exhibition, programming and cinemagoing experiences in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Located in the north of the country, it is a Caribbean cost city. Methodologically it is a replica of the Enlightened City project, applying a triangulation of methods around a cartography of cinemas in Cartagena (cf. database on venues, people and exhibition companies); an analysis of film programming (1930-1962, sample year per decade); and oral history on audience’s remembrance of film consumption habits (1930-1962).
The project is the joint PhD project of Waydi Miranda Pérez at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and the University of Antwerp in Belgium. The PhD candidate has received a four year (2013-2017) international PhD scholarship from CONACyT (México).