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Mobility and Marginalization : Arne Sucksdorff’s Documentary Authorship in India and Brazil

Stjernholm, Emil LU (2019) In Traditions in world cinema p.65-71
Abstract
Swedish filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff was recognized as an innovative documentary filmmaker in the 1940s and 1950s, but once his production moved internationally - first to India and then to Brazil - the authorial discourse on his production changed dramatically. This chapter maps the transnational production and circulation of his feature length documentaries The Flute and the Arrow (En djungelsaga, Sweden, 1957) and My Home is Copacabana (Mitt hem är Copacabana, Sweden, 1965). The aim of the study is two-fold: first, given that Sucksdorff occupied a privileged position both within Indian and Brazilian film culture during important transformative periods, I seek to examine any reciprocal influence between these film cultures and the... (More)
Swedish filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff was recognized as an innovative documentary filmmaker in the 1940s and 1950s, but once his production moved internationally - first to India and then to Brazil - the authorial discourse on his production changed dramatically. This chapter maps the transnational production and circulation of his feature length documentaries The Flute and the Arrow (En djungelsaga, Sweden, 1957) and My Home is Copacabana (Mitt hem är Copacabana, Sweden, 1965). The aim of the study is two-fold: first, given that Sucksdorff occupied a privileged position both within Indian and Brazilian film culture during important transformative periods, I seek to examine any reciprocal influence between these film cultures and the established Swedish auteur; secondly, I analyze how and why these films seem to have marginalized Sucksdorff “at home,” raising questions concerning his place within the Swedish national film canon. (Less)
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Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere
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Traditions in world cinema
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Westerstahl Stenport, Anna and Lunde, Arne
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65 - 71
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Edinburgh University Press
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  author       = {Stjernholm, Emil},
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