10-31-06 - Film 106C Brazil/Jamaica Largest country in...

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Film 106C Brazil/Jamaica Largest country in South America, same size as America Slaves brought into Brazil for sugar cane plantation 60% Caucasian 30% mixed Largest Portuguese speaking and Roman Catholic in South America Independence 1832, military governments Strict press censorship—irony, cinema nouveau supported Alternative to Hollywood style studio production Auteur cinema productions, independent, no-name actors, cheap production Political expression-provide a cultural intervention into socioeconomic and political woes and the underlying meaning (historical framework) Consciousness-raising cinema—evolving context of films to make public aware of misery Created a popular cinema not made for popular consumption Political films outside of framework of politics, but state funded Serve as regulator for market forces on the number of screens, made sure certain percentage were locally made Independent filmmakers and productions versus studio system, emphasis on needs of governmental bureaucracy, more erratic
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