The Social Documentary in Latin America

Edited By Julianne Burton
"While clearly useful to Latin American film specialists, readers with other interests-in documentary filmmaking, in the socio-political forces shaping Latin America, in the nexus of cultural expression and social transformation-will also welcome The Social Documentary."
Film Criticism

Twenty essays by major filmmakers and critics provide the first survey of the evolution of documentary film in Latin America. While acknowledging the political and historical weight of the documentary, the contributors are also concerned with the aesthetic dimensions of the medium and how Latin American practitioners have defined the boundaries of the form.

474 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

September, 1990

isbn : 9780822954194

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Julianne Burton

Julianne Burton-Carvajal is professor of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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