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Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy

Leslie L. Marsh


At most recent count, there are no fewer than forty-five women in Brazil directing or codirecting feature-length fiction or documentary films. In the early 1990s, women filmmakers in Brazil were credited for being at the forefront of the rebirth of filmmaking, or retomada, after the abolition of the state film agency and subsequent standstill of film production. Despite their numbers and success, films by Brazilian women directors are generally absent from discussions of Latin American film and published scholarly works. Filling this void, this book focuses on women's film production in Brazil ... More

Keywords: Brazilian women, women film director, women filmmaker, filmmaking, Latin American film, Ana Carolina, Tizuka Yamasaki, gender, female sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037252
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie L. Marsh, author
Georgia State University