by Gastón Carreño

Tuesday, 8 December 2009, 12.00-13.00pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

En esta charla, se realizará una reflexión de carácter comparativo, orientada a establecer algunos de los dispositivos utilizados en la construcción de la imagen selknam en la película Tierra del Fuego (2000), dirigida por el chileno Miguel Littin. Esta comparación descansa en el supuesto de que la representación de este pueblo originario del extremo sur de América, se funda a partir de una serie de atributos provenientes de un indígena construido visualmente por la industria del cine norteamericano. De hecho,  este indígena cinematográfico, pasó a formar parte de las convenciones que identificaron al western, género por excelencia de Hollywood. De esta manera, se puede observar como el western se ha convertido en un paradigma representacional de los indígenas latinoamericanos en el cine de ficción, configurando de paso, el imaginario que la sociedad blanca construye de los indígenas en Latinoamérica.

Dr Gastón Carreño lectures anthropology at the Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano in Chile, where he coordinates the Centre for Visual Anthropology. He is the editor of the Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual. His research focusses on photography and film of indigenous peoples. He has also participated in numerous documentaries on cultural identity in Chile and on whale hunting.

This seminar was delivered in Spanish.

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