• Latent Image: Chilean Cinema and the Abject.

    Author(s):
    Walescka Pino-Ojeda (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Group(s):
    Film Studies
    Subject(s):
    Film and society, Latin American studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Chile, Collective memory, neoliberalism, Social trauma
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M65R4S
    Abstract:
    Central to the analysis of a corpus of films dealing with current psychosocial conditions in Chile and the challenges of communal reconciliation, are the concepts of collective memory and social trauma. Chilean cinema of the postdictatorship reflects a society whose channels of communication have been broken, in which the past continues to be a source of contestation and dispute. The neoliberal system imposed in the early 1970s has significantly contributed to an isolation and disaffection that limit the possibilities of social healing. Cinema has assumed the role of recovering a sense of community by disallowing the privatization of pain fostered by the hegemonic political practices and discourses of the period of dictatorship by returning this suffering to the social arena from which it originated.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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