Teaching students to analyze source materials critically in a history course should be a basic goal of any college educator. Courses that approach historical topics and utilize a multimedia approach are particularly challenging in that they require the student to apply the analytical process to non-written sources. Latin America: A Filmic Approach is a short study of how Latin Americanists at the University of California, Riverside, presented a course on Latin American history that relied heavily upon films. The reports of the teachers, student response to course evaluations, and samplings of student film reviews indicate both the general problems and rewards of teaching history through films.