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Essie Coffey's My Survival as an Aboriginal (1978) and My life as I live it (1993): autobiographical documentary and the socio-political struggle of an Aboriginal, Black woman

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Author(s):
Chaves, Renan Paiva [1] ; Tonelo, Gabriel Kitofi [2] ; Williams, Deane Martin [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Cinema, Campinas - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Cinema Radio & Televis, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Monash Univ, Film & Screen Studies, Melbourne, Vic - Australia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: STUDIES IN DOCUMENTARY FILM; v. 14, n. 3, p. 228-245, SEP 1 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This paper analyzes the autobiographical documentaries My Survival as an Aboriginal (1978) and My life as I live it (1993), by Essie Coffey. We aim to localize Coffey's work historiographically and theoretically in relation to American, European, Australian and Latin American documentary traditions, pointing out aspects of racial and gender identity and class alterity. Our analysis of these films indicates innovative methodological and thematic intersections between autobiographical narratives and social and race issues as well as highlighting the potential autobiographical narratives have to update both personal issues and issues of collectivity. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/03799-0 - The Self and the Australian Documentary Film: Sounds and Echoes from Down Under
Grantee:Renan Paiva Chaves
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/12740-2 - Documentary and autobiography under the risk of time: to film oneself being
Grantee:Gabriel Kitofi Tonelo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/14286-1 - South of the west - history and theory: Australian and Brazilian documentary relations
Grantee:Fernão Vitor Pessoa de Almeida Ramos
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
FAPESP's process: 15/02194-2 - Autobiography, essay and Cambridge filmmaking: the documentaries of Ross McElwee
Grantee:Gabriel Kitofi Tonelo
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate