Eduardo Morettin (ECA-USP)

Thursday, 26 April 2012, 6.00pm, Room B06, Malet Street, London  WC1E 7HX (Entrance via Torrington Place)

The representation of the Brazilian nation in the cinema of the 1920s will be examined through three films: No país das Amazonas (1922), No Rastro do Eldorado (1925), both from Silvino Santos, and 1922: a Exposição da Independência (1970), from Arno Konder e Roberto Kahané. The first film was projected in the cinemas of the Brazilian Independence Centenary World Fair (1922-1923), while the third one was produced with documentary images about the exposition, shot by Silvino Santos. Finally, No Rastro do Eldorado, represents one of the most emblematic regions of Brazil, the Amazonia. These films offer us elements for an integral interpretation of Brazil, which was symbolically seeking his place in the global context. Please note that due to time constraints just selected clips of the films will be screened.

Discussant: Luciana Martins (Birkbeck)

Professor of Audiovisual History in the School of Arts and Communication (ECA) at the University of São Paulo, Eduardo Morettin is currently undertaking his Postdoctoral Studies at the Université Paris I. In 2010 he was Visiting Professor at the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. His numerous publications include the co-edited volume História e Cinema: dimensões históricas do audiovisual (2nd ed., 2011).

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