publication . Thesis . 2007

Peruvian cinema, national identity and political violence 1988-2004

Barrow, Sarah;
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  • Published: 01 May 2007
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The role of national cinema in shaping, reflecting and contesting a complex national identity that is the site of conflict and struggle is the central interest of this study of contemporary Peruvian cinema, 1988-2004. This project examines the relationship between cinema, state and identity in Peru, with a specific focus on the representation of the political violence between the state and Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) that began in 1980. It looks in particular at portrayals of important events, characters and consequences of the bloody conflict that for a time threatened to destabilize the nation entirely. It considers these representations in the context of ...
Subjects
free text keywords: P300 Media studies, T721 Latin American Literature studies, T731 Latin American Society and Culture studies
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