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Around São Paulo: narratives of the city and of violence through three recent movies

Grant number: 12/16907-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Cinema
Principal Investigator:Esther Império Hamburger
Grantee:Marília Bilemjian Goulart
Host Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/55377-3 - Formation of the intellectual field and the culture industry in contemporary Brazil, AP.TEM


This project inquiries the ways in which the city of São Paulo, marked by the attacks carried out by the criminal organization PCC (First Command of the Capital) in May 2006, is shown on three recent movies: Time of Fear (Salve Geral, Sergio Resende, 2009),The Tenants - Don't Like It, Leave (Os Inquilinos, Sergio Bianchi, 2009) and Inversão (Edu Felistoque, 2010). All three movies strengthen the multiple filmic representations of São Paulo, and not only differ from each other, but also when compared to recent movies that deal with urban violence, specially box-office hits shot in Rio de Janeiro like City of God (Cidade de Deus, Fernando Meirelles, 2002) and Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite, Jose Padilha, 2007). Through its multiple narrative and formal choices, we see among the three movies possibilities that escape a sensationalistic appeal of the event. In an interesting way the three movies not only include the attacks but also the mediatic reverberations, pointing the implication of the many narratives in the building of the phenomenon of violence and encouraging a reflective thought about is own construction. (AU)

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GOULART, Marília Bilemjian. Around Sao Paulo: narratives of the city and of violence through three recent movies.. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA/SBD) São Paulo.

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