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At most recent count, there are no fewer than forty-five women in Brazil directing or codirecting feature-length fiction or documentary films. In the early 1990s, women filmmakers in Brazil were credited for being at the forefront of the rebirth of filmmaking, or retomada, after the abolition of the state film agency and subsequent standstill of film production. Despite their numbers and success, films by Brazilian women directors are generally absent from discussions of Latin American film and published scholarly works._x000B__x000B_Filling this void, Brazilian Women's Filmmaking focuses on women's film production in Brazil from the mid-1970s to the current era. Leslie L. Marsh explains how women's filmmaking contributed to the reformulation of sexual, cultural, and political citizenship during Brazil's fight for the return and expansion of civil rights during the 1970s and 1980s and the recent questioning of the quality of democracy in the 1990s and 2000s. She interprets key films by Ana Carolina and Tizuka Yamasaki, documentaries with social themes, and independent videos supported by archival research and extensive interviews with Brazilian women filmmakers. Despite changes in production contexts, recent Brazilian women's films have furthered feminist debates regarding citizenship while raising concerns about the quality of the emergent democracy. Brazilian Women's Filmmaking offers a unique view of how women's audiovisual production has intersected with the reconfigurations of gender and female sexuality put forth by the women's movements in Brazil and continuing demands for greater social, cultural, and political inclusion._x000B_

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Chapter 1 Brazilian Women’s Filmmaking and the State during the 1970s and 1980s
  2. pp. 13-45
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  1. Chapter 2 Contesting the Boundaries of Belonging in the Films of Ana Carolina Teixeira Soares
  2. pp. 46-87
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  1. Chapter 3 Rescreening the Past: The Politics of Memory in Brazilian Women’s Filmmaking of the 1980s
  2. pp. 88-119
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  1. Chapter 4 Widening the Screen: Independent and Alternative Film and Video, 1983 to 1988
  2. pp. 120-153
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  1. Chapter 5 Developments under Democracy: Brazilian Women’s Filmmaking in a New Era
  2. pp. 154-180
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 181-184
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 185-210
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  1. Selected Filmography
  2. pp. 211-214
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 215-228
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 229-234
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252094378
Related ISBN
9780252037252
MARC Record
OCLC
868215670
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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