Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Contact Details

Departmental Coordinators:
Ms Alex Lopez Alvarez
Ms Clare Szembek (Mon-Wed)
tel: 020 7679 3109
ext: 33109

Head of Department:
Dr Humberto Núñez-Faraco
tel: 020 7679 4332
ext: 34332


Documentary film-making in the City of God

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 9-30 August 2010

Brazil Exclusive in 2010 - Documentary making in the City of God  

9th - 30th August 2010 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Documentary making in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A truly unique opportunity to gain unparalleled filmmaking experience in an intensive 3 week documentary making course supported by Fernando Meirelles (CIty of God/The Constant Gardener) and University College London. Locations for filming include Ipanema, Copacabana, Lapa and exclusive access to film in the City of God.

This intensive 21-day course offers an intensive course covering pre-production, production and post production. With full teaching, educational and technical support each final documentary will then be screened at a London film festival attended by the likes of Ken Loach, Alfonso Cuaron and Vanessa Redgrave.

For more information you can speak to prof. Stephen Hart at the University College London ( Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American department, and the course director Dorian Needs -

Alternatively you can visit the website ( where you can find more information including a course breakdown and fees. Application forms will also be available to download from the website.

Language Centre                    

Language Centre

You can use the Self Access Centre (SAC) to learn a language from complete beginners level or to supplement your studies elsewhere. You can study in your own time to practise the skills you are learning as part of your course.

Centre of Cesar Vallejo Studies

The Centre of Cesar Vallejo Studies has a specialised research library on the work of the renowned Peruvian poet, Cesar Vallejo (1892-1938) which UCL students may consult.


These web-sites contain a large number of articles on history, artists and different art forms.

El Centro Virtual Cervantes

El Instituto Cervantes en Londres

Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia

Journal of Peruvian Cultural Studies

Los 40 Principales Música Española / Latinoamericana

El Instituto de Turismo de España

Spanish Tourist Office in the UK

Lonely Planet

Periódicos Españoles

Buscadores Españoles

Periódicos Argentinos