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Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil: Cinematic Archives of the Present

Gustavo Procopio Furtado


This book examines the vibrant field of documentary filmmaking in Brazil from the transition to democracy in 1985 to the present. Marked by significant efforts toward the democratization of Brazil’s highly unequal society, this period also witnessed the documentary’s rise to unprecedented vitality in quantity, quality, and diversity of production—including polished auteur films as well as rough-hewn collaborative works; films made in major metropolitan regions as well as in remote parts of the Amazon; intimate first-person documentaries as well as films that dive headfirst into struggles for s ... More

Keywords: contemporary Brazilian documentary, archive theory, democracy, memory, ethnographic film, contact film, indigenous video, observational cinema, law and justice, intimate filmmaking, essay films

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190867041
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190867041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gustavo Procopio Furtado, author
Assistant Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University

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