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SIP Colloquium -- Prof. Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University: "Screening Children and Adolescents in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema"

Speaker Prof. Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University
Date Feb 11, 2013
Time 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
Location Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
Cost Free and open to the public.
Sponsor Dept. of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
Contact Javier Irigoyen-Garcia
Event type Colloquium
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Since the 1970s, film theory has consistently focused on the representation of women and men in cinema. Research about adult exhibition has not been matched, until recently, by a similar concern with the representation of children and adolescents on the silver screen. In this presentation, Prof. Rocha touches on two types of contemporary Argentine and Brazilian films in which young characters move the narrative development. Rocha argues that while children are frequently represented as victims and witnesses of their countries' political violence, few films pay attention to the portrayal of their subjectivity. The SIP Colloquium is a venue to share and discuss current research by SIP faculty, graduate students and guest speakers.
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