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. Hunger was the nourishing force for revolutionary action in the arts. In 2003, hunger would become one of the symbols of the Left and President Lula’s administration. Did Cinema Novo’s prophetic ideas inspire Lula? What is the role of the “culture of hunger” in Brazilian culture? How does hunger become a significant factor for the independence of Brazilian culture? 

Revitalizing Cinema Novo’s manifesto and contemporary political discourse on “culture of hunger,” this communication aims to refashion the history of Brazil’s social-political aesthetics—to examine the complex hypertextual references and intersections between film and politics in Brazilian culture.

Hudson Moura
, Ph.D., Lecturer, Politics and Public Administration, and Associate Member, Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University

Friday, April 23, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (EST) (13:00h – 14:30h Brasilia time) via Zoom
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva