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Latin American Minor Cinema in 1970s and 1980s Sweden

Andersson, Lars Gustaf LU and Sundholm, John (2014) Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2014
Abstract
The aim of the paper is to present films made by Latin American filmmakers in Sweden and which constitute a minor cinema according to David James’ definition. In the early 1980s Sweden had Europe’s largest population of people from Chile. Among these were several filmmakers, intellectuals or other who began to collaborate on film projects in Sweden. This work, with a few exceptions, has been ignored by most established national film histories. The exceptions are usually documentaries with an overtly political content, because it has been possible to subsume these in the tradition of Latin American political filmmaking. In our paper we will give an overview of the filmmakers and the films and present these diverse trajectories in order to... (More)
The aim of the paper is to present films made by Latin American filmmakers in Sweden and which constitute a minor cinema according to David James’ definition. In the early 1980s Sweden had Europe’s largest population of people from Chile. Among these were several filmmakers, intellectuals or other who began to collaborate on film projects in Sweden. This work, with a few exceptions, has been ignored by most established national film histories. The exceptions are usually documentaries with an overtly political content, because it has been possible to subsume these in the tradition of Latin American political filmmaking. In our paper we will give an overview of the filmmakers and the films and present these diverse trajectories in order to address the question: How to frame this vibrant culture which lasted for 20 years in the history of film that in some way or another was related to Swedish territory? (Less)
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Accented, Cinema, Minor Cinema, Latin American Cinema, Exile, Filmmakers
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2014
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The Cultural Practice of Immigrant Film
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  abstract     = {The aim of the paper is to present films made by Latin American filmmakers in Sweden and which constitute a minor cinema according to David James’ definition. In the early 1980s Sweden had Europe’s largest population of people from Chile. Among these were several filmmakers, intellectuals or other who began to collaborate on film projects in Sweden. This work, with a few exceptions, has been ignored by most established national film histories. The exceptions are usually documentaries with an overtly political content, because it has been possible to subsume these in the tradition of Latin American political filmmaking. In our paper we will give an overview of the filmmakers and the films and present these diverse trajectories in order to address the question: How to frame this vibrant culture which lasted for 20 years in the history of film that in some way or another was related to Swedish territory?},
  author       = {Andersson, Lars Gustaf and Sundholm, John},
  keyword      = {Accented,Cinema,Minor Cinema,Latin American Cinema,Exile,Filmmakers},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Latin American Minor Cinema in 1970s and 1980s Sweden},
  year         = {2014},
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