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Among erasure and resistance: short films made by Brazilian female directors (1966-1985)

Grant number: 18/22648-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2019
Effective date (End): January 14, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Visual Communication
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Victorio Morettin
Grantee:Nayla Tavares Guerra
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research aims at examining the cinema made by women and uses the survey and analysis of Brazilian short films made from 1966 to 1985. Such time frame is set both on the production of the films found and the peculiarity of these cultural productions under military dictatorship. One of the challenges of the project lies in the survey of a filmography since the production of short films in that period has not been studied in depth yet. Understanding History as the building of a space of power, our intention is to review it critically, doing justice to those who also deserve recognition, a political act of resistance to an active process of forgetting and overlapping.