The representation of Chilean political history in feature film

Atkinson, Chriss (2007) The representation of Chilean political history in feature film. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertation focuses on the representation of Chilean political history since 1973 in the films Machuca (2004), La Frontera (1991) and Amnesia (1994), as well as exploring the way each film attempts to portray the differing political climates represented in each. I have chosen these three films because they represent three consecutive periods in Chilean history. Machuca is set during 1973 towards the end of the Salvador Allende presidency, La Frontera is set during the last years of the Pinochet dictatorship, and Amnesia focuses primarily on post-Pinochet Chile. Each film looks at a differing aspect of life in Chile during this time, but all do so from the perspective of a central protagonist viewing a changing face of Chile that they do not belong to. The concept of a search for identity runs throughout this dissertation and shares parallels with contemporary Chilean society in the process of doing the same thing.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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