In her authoritative new book, Maite Conde introduces readers to the crucial early years of Brazilian cinema. Focusing on silent films released during the First Republic (1889-1930), Foundational Films explores how the medium became implicated in a larger project to transform Brazil into a modern nation. Analyzing an array of cinematic forms, from depictions of contemporary life and fan magazines, to experimental avant-garde productions, Conde demonstrates the distinct ways in which Brazil’s early film culture helped to project a new image of the country.
Congratulations to Megan Rhyburn, Maite Conde, Andrew Konove, and Alyshia Galvez for their awards at the 2019 Latin American Studies Association Congress! #LASA2019 2019 LASA Southern Cone Studies Section Book Prize Megan …Read More >