I imagine that "women and children of the favelas in contemporary Brazilian film (and literature?) and the dominant culture's paradigm" is my topic.
The question is?? ? How has the dominant culture's (mis)representation of the lives of women and children living in the favelas in film contrast to contemporary Brazilian cinema and their relationship to the poor in America?
I would say tha the images of poverty stricken but happy samba singing, dancing and playing women and children (primarily Indian and Afro-Brazilian) is far from accurate. In reality the favelas and drug infested, ruled by gangs and gang warfare and are without basic social and human services. This reality as depicted in the new Brazilian cinema adrresses the tremendous problems facing the poor of Brazil today, especially in the cities.
As Sarah suggested I could go on to talk about the relevance to this this country. The comparisons of poor women and children in our society and the many socio-economic problems facing them. Can the situation in our own country escalate to these proportions and what we might think about doing to prevent it.
Is this focused enough??
Is the so what, their poverty situation and the it could happen here?