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Transition Cinema : Political Filmmaking and the Argentine Left Since 1968.

Author/Creator:
Stites Mor, Jessica.
Publication:
Pittsburgh PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
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Book
1 online resource (279 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Pitt Illuminations Ser.
Pitt Illuminations Ser.
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Subjects:
Motion picture industry -- Political aspects -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
In May of 1976, documentary filmmaker and proclaimed socialist Raymundo Gleyzer mysteriously disappeared in Buenos Aires. Like many political activists, Gleyzer was the target of a brutalizing military junta that had recently assumed power. Amazingly, within a few decades, leftist filmmakers would be celebrated as intellectual vanguards in this same city. In Transition Cinema, Jessica Stites Mor documents the critical role filmmakers, the film industry, and state regulators played in Argentina's volatile transition to democracy. She shows how, during different regimes, the state moved to either inhibit or facilitate film production and its content, distribution, and exhibition. She also reveals the strategies the film industry employed to comply with, or circumvent these regulations. Stites Mor divides the transition period into three distinct generations, each defined by a major political event and the reactions to these events in film. The first generation began with the failed civil uprising in Córdoba in 1969, and ended with the 1976 military takeover. During military rule, repressive censorship spurred underground exhibitions, and allied filmmakers with the Peronist left and radical activists. The second generation arose after the return of civilian rule in 1983. Buenos Aires became the center for state-level cultural programs that included filmmakers in debates over human rights and collective memory campaigns. In 1989, a third generation of filmmaking emerged, with new genres such as cine piquetero (picketer cinema) that portrayed a variety of social movements and brought them into the public eye. By the new millennium, Argentine filmmakers had gained the attention and financial support of international humanitarian and film industry organizations. In this captivating study, Stites Mor examines how populist movements, political actors,
filmmakers, government, and industry institutions all became deeply enmeshed in the project of Argentina's transition cinema. She demonstrates how film emerged as the chronicler of political struggles in a dialogue with the past, present, and future, whose message transcended both cultural and national borders.
Contents:
Intro
Copyright
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part One: The Spectacle of the Past
1. Cameras in the Hands of "Angry Young Men": Filmmaking and the Cordobazo
2. Filmmakers into Film Workers: Peronism, Dictatorship, and the Film Industry
Part Two: Reimagining the Left
3. The Scene and the City: Coded Landscapes and Collective Memory in Transition
4. Experience, Representation, and Reproduction:L Displacement and el sur de Solanas
Part Three: The Mediated Subject
5. Documentalismo: Political Filmmaking and Social Movements
6. Postmodern Exigencies: New Media, Memory, and Critical Spaces
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
Filmography
Selected Bibliography
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Stites Mor, Jessica Transition Cinema
ISBN:
9780822977971
9780822961918
OCLC:
830023694