Rethinking Periphery(ies) in Portuguese-speaking cinemas

Livia Apa (Università Degli Studi Di Napoli, L'orientale)
Start time:
29 June, 2017 at 14:00
Session slots:

Short abstract:

In Portuguese-speaking cinemas, the idea of periphery(ies) has been present and discussed in different directions. From case studies of deveral Portuguese-speaking cinemas, we intend to discuss the situation of reconfiguration in context of new paradigms and modes of production.

Long abstract:

The panel intends to bring together researchers from different countries and scientific areas with common interests, who wanted to think together, among other things, a series of questions: case studies and theoretical possibilities regarding the transnational film field with a view to deepening the density of the concept of periphery and the mode of production in peripheral areas; formal and informal structures of film production, distribution or exhibition, where are exposed some tensions between urban authority and traditional rural entities; contribute to the analysis of anti-colonial and post-colonial cinema in the light of the relationships between modernism and primitivism; rethink the dialectics between emancipation and regulation in the film sphere through methodological interdisciplinary tools which make the canonical aesthetic-formal and historic-political approaches more complex; rethink nostalgia as a category that affects both "retornados" and people in Mozambique that experienced the time of the colonial regime.