Brazil through Film


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The construct of Brazil through film is dynamic and multi-faceted: from being objectified to caricature figures, to figures of ‘exotic’ color, and so forth, it is impossible to define the role film has in constructing the image of Brazil in absolute terms [1]. Brazil is the most racially diverse Latin American country, with a rich and complex history. Film in Brazil is made by the most wealthy members of the population. Thus, cultural knowledge of Brazil gained through the movies made there is an interpretation of life made by a particularly affluent group. These films would not exist without the Brazilian masses that are said to be the emotional core of the culture. Therefore, while learning the actual reality of Brazil impossible, general trends can be deduced from the analysis of Brazilian films [3].  After all, these general trends are what distinguish Brazil as a nation from the rest of…

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