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Carolina Rocha (Southern Illinois University ' Edwardsville). 'Screening Children and Adolescents in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema'

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Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Lucy Ellis Lounge (FLB 1080)
Feb 11, 2013   4:00 pm  

Since the 1970s, film theory has consistently focused on the representation of women and men in cinema. Research about adult exhibition has not been matched, until recently, by a similar concern with the representation of children and adolescents on the silver screen. In this presentation, I touch on two types of contemporary Argentine and Brazilian films in which young characters move the narrative development. I argue that while children are frequently represented as victims and witnesses of their countries' political violence, few films pay attention to the portrayal of their subjectivity.

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