Conference: Culture of Hunger in Brazil

From Glauber Rocha to Luis Inácio Lula da Silva In the 1960s, Brazil’s Cinema Novo (New Cinema) proposed the decolonization of cinema. The “culture of hunger” emerged as aesthetic rupture and social criticism within it.

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YouTube Channel: Film Analysis in 7 Steps

A series of videos on YouTube focusing on how to analyze a film in 7 steps.

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Jerusa Pires Ferreira

Dossiê Jerusa

An hommage and an extensive collection of Professor Jerusa Pires Ferreira’s articles, conferences, and books’ reviews.

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Interactive Film and Media Conference 2021: New Narratives, Racialization, Global Crises, and Social Engagement

Hosted by Ryerson University (Canada), The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), The University of Texas at Dallas (USA) (virtual) August 5-7, 2021

The conference will convene entirely online and will be hosted by several universities. The organizers believe that now is the right moment to evaluate the saturation and fragmentation of media during the pandemic experience of the last year, as well as to discuss new online media interactivities in a virtual environment.

In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has gone viral across the world raising many concerns about the media’s role in our society. Today, it is not enough for the media to not be racist: it must actively be anti-racist. It would not be an overestimation to say that the participation of media in discourses other than those centered on racism is also paramount: it played a decisive role in many recent social and political events, including the pandemic crisis. Therefore, this conference is proposing to examine how media around the world are dealing with the aftermath of these developments. This conference also aims to discuss how the late proliferation of online social events and the increased fragmentation of the discourse via microblogging, subtitling, hashtags, and the enhanced sharing of images through screenshots, short-form videos, selfies, and video calls have affected interactive narratives.

The pandemic brought the world together to fight against one common enemy while transferring all social, political, educational, juridical, and professional relations into the virtual media environments. We realized that we were less virtualized than we had thought: the Internet system was swamped and unprepared. For a while, even though the country borders were closed and people’s transit and migration completely ceased, the world’s political divisions made less sense. How would it affect our geopolitical perception? How have the global media divide and exclusion been increased by the pandemic?

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Intermedias Review

This section entitled Intermedias Review posts a selected number of my students’ reviews, essays, and articles produced for my classes.

Revista Intermídias

Nesta seção do site se encontra os arquivos da revista Intermídias publicado entre 2004 e 2010