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dc.contributor.advisor Dorfman, Ariel
dc.contributor.advisor Chanan, Michael
dc.contributor.advisor Gaines, Jane
dc.contributor.advisor Hardt, Michael
dc.contributor.advisor Surin, Kenneth
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez, Juan Carlos
dc.date 2007
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-10T14:55:35Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-10T14:55:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-10T14:55:35Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/203
dc.description Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The aim of this investigation is to study the various cinematic and rhetorical strategies that Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán uses to construct a complex image of the postdictatorial Chilean society. By analyzing three of his documentaries from the late 1990s and early 2000s (Chile, Obstinate Memory; The Pinochet Case and Island of Robinson Crusoe), I argue that Guzmán's cinematic images expose the challenges of constructing a collective memory of the 1973 coup in Chile and its aftermath. In an attempt to interrogate the social, political and economic dynamics of the Chilean transition to democracy that began in the year 1990, Guzmán's documentaries also explore the consequences of the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1989) in the present. The historical conjuncture of postdictatorial Chile is connected to at least three geopolitical phenomenons: the Post-Cold War international arena formed after the dissolution of existent socialist regimes, the advent of neoliberalism as a transnational economic paradigm, and the struggle for global human rights. The documentaries of Patricio Guzmán are poetic responses to each of these geopolitical phenomenons that affect the constitution of the Chilean present. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject patricio guzman en
dc.subject politics of memory en
dc.subject transition to democracy in Chile en
dc.subject globalization of justice en
dc.subject documentary en
dc.subject Robinson Crusoe en
dc.title The Post-dictatorial Documentaries of Patricio Guzmán: Chile, Obstinate Memory; The Pinochet Case and Island of Robinson Crusoe en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.department Literature

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