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Uruguay Disappears: Small cinemas, Control Z Films and the aesthetics and politics of auto-erasure

Citation
Martin-Jones D & Montañez MS (2013) Uruguay Disappears: Small cinemas, Control Z Films and the aesthetics and politics of auto-erasure, Cinema Journal, 53 (1), pp. 26-51.

Abstract
Global markets like the festival circuit affect the ways in which small cinemas represent the nation. In the 2000s, new Uruguayan cinema has produced several fi lms which background their "Uruguayanness" to broaden international appeal. In contrast to existing debates surrounding auto-ethnography, this is a process of auto-erasure through which Uruguay "disappears." This aesthetic strategy refl ects the complex politics surrounding production and reception, which must be negotiated by fi lmmakers in small nations who are reaching out to global markets.

Keywords
New Uruguayan Cinema; Latin America Cinema; Small cinemas; Film Festivals

StatusPublished
AuthorsMartin-Jones David, Montañez María Soledad
Publication date09/2013
Date accepted by journal01/11/2013
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
ISSN 0009-7101
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Cinema Journal: Volume 53, Issue 1

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