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Biofilmmaking: life histories and the audiovisual record

Grant number: 11/23011-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Theory and Philosophy of History
Principal researcher:Cecilia Helena Lorenzini de Salles Oliveira
Grantee:Ana Carolina de Moura Delfim Maciel
Supervisor abroad: Sabina Loriga
Home Institution: Museu Paulista (MP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France  

Abstract

The confluence of history and audiovisual media, more specifically the documentary of a biographical nature, based on interviews, has given rise to a genre that can be called "biofilmmaking" - in a direct analogy to the etymology of the word biography: "a writing of life" - and which bears problematics and reflections shared in common with biography and historiography. (AU)

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