A Talk by Fabiana Carelli, University of São Paulo
Friday, October 15, 2:00pm
202 Eddy Hall
Is it possible to rebuild traditions after Portuguese colonialism in Africa? Is it possible to discover national identities within physical, social, and cultural boundaries many times challenged by war? Is it possible to create nations under the sign of an imposed foreign language?
This lecture aims to discuss some ways through which filmmakers from Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are negotiating with traditional and foreign cultural forms to shoot their films, tell their stories and, at least, rethink and recreate their cultural environment in the post-colonial era.
Fabiana Carelli is a professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in the fields of Comparative Literature (including Lusophone African literature) as well as Brazilian and Lusophone African cinema.