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Author Garibotto, Veronica, 1976- author

Title Rethinking testimonial cinema in postdictatorship Argentina : beyond memory fatigue / Veronica Garibotto
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series New directions in national cinemas
New directions in national cinemas.
Contents Introduction. Redefining testimonial cinema -- Knowledge and feeling : testimonial documentary and fiction in the 1980s -- Indexicality and counterhegemony : testimonial documentary in the 1990s -- Distortion and history in post-2000 second-generation performative documentaries -- Emotion and history in post-2000 second-generation iconic fictions -- Afterword. From counterhegemony to hegemony
Summary "For roughly two decades after the collapse of the military regime in 1983, testimonial narrative was viewed and received as a privileged genre in Argentina. Today, however, academics and public intellectuals are experiencing 'memory fatigue,' a backlash against the concepts of memory and trauma, just as memory and testimonial films have reached the center of Argentinian public discourse. In Rethinking Testimonial Cinema in Postdictatorship Argentina, VerĂ³nica Garibotto looks at the causes for this reticence and argues that, rather than discarding memory texts for their repetitive excess, it is necessary to acknowledge them and their exhaustion as discourses of the present"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Motion pictures -- Argentina -- History.
Political violence in motion pictures.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019000868
ISBN 0253038529
9780253038524 (ebook)