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Celluloid chains : slavery in the Americas through film

Author: Rudyard J Alcocer; Kristen Block; Dawn Duke
Publisher: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First edition
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"This multiauthor volume seeks to show how slavery in the Transatlantic World has been depicted in a hundred years of film production in the Americas. Rather than emphasizing North American films exclusively, the editors and authors seek to create a dialogic relationship between various filmmakers making movies in and about different countries in the hemisphere. Each contributor concentrates on one film. Among the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Celluloid chains.
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018009998
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudyard J Alcocer; Kristen Block; Dawn Duke
ISBN: 9781621903277 1621903273
OCLC Number: 1018054075
Notes: Edition statement from CIP.
Description: xlii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The broken mirror of memory: reflections on the power of slavery films / Rudyard J. Alcocer --
Slavery in service of the revolution in Sergio Giral's El Otro Francisco / Julia C. Paulk --
Roots: the re-making of Africa and slavery in the American mind / Robert J. Norrell --
Inheriting chains: lighting effects in Humberto Solas's Cecilia / Haley Osborn --
Afro-Peruvian Cimarrones: raiding the archives and articulating race / Rachel Sarah O'Toole --
Exoticization, Mestifagem, and Brazilian national consciousness in Carlos Diegues's Quilombo / Ignacio Lopez-Calvo --
Of slavery and humanity: focus, metaphor, and truth in Werner Herzog's Cobra Verde / Rudyard J. Alcocer --
Unshackling the ocean: screening trauma and memory in Guy Deslauriers's Passage du milieu - The Middle Passage / Anny Dominique Curtius --
Mulattos and the challenges of the third space in Roble de Olor/Scent of Oak / Mamadou Badiane --
(Dis)figuring the plantation: discourses of slave space in Lars von Trier's Manderlay / Edward R. Pinuelas --
Exploring the ugly truth: cinema of integration, slavery, and the poetics of beauty in El cimarron / Nemesio Gil and Mirerza Gonzalez-Velez --
Case depart: slavery in Martinique through the lens of comedy / Gladys M. Francis --
Django Unchained: slavery and corrective authenticity in the southern / Dexter Gabriel --
Telling the Tula slave revolt: a creolizing affair with neo-colonial implications / Daniel Arbino --
This film called my back: black pain and painful history in 12 Years a Slave / Janell Hobson --
Exposed on film: the (un) promised land of Nova Scotia in the miniseries The Book of Negroes / Emily Allen Williams --
Conclusion: on film, historiography, and teaching the "experience" of slavery / Kristen Block
Responsibility: edited by Rudyard J. Alcocer, Kristen Block, and Dawn Duke.

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"This multiauthor volume seeks to show how slavery in the Transatlantic World has been depicted in a hundred years of film production in the Americas. Rather than emphasizing North American films exclusively, the editors and authors seek to create a dialogic relationship between various filmmakers making movies in and about different countries in the hemisphere. Each contributor concentrates on one film. Among the essays are these: Rudy Alcocer, "Of Slavery and Humanity: Focus, Metaphor and Truth in Werner Herzog's Cobra Verde"; Mamadou Badiane, "Mulattoes and the Challenges of the Third Space in Roble do Olor"; Robert Norrell, "Roots: the Re-making of Africa and Slavery in the American Mind"; Ignacio leaf.

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