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Verónica Garibotto

Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Humanities Research Fellow
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Garibotto will present on her research project "Historicity at a Crossroads: Rethinking Testimonial Cinema," which addresses the links among culture, history, and politics in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Garibotto is interested in answering three interrelated questions: How do cultural products, especially literature and film, represent history after political crises? How does historical representation change over time? What ideologies do these transformations reveal? The project analyzes the historical and ideological trajectory of Argentine post-dictatorship testimonial filmes--i.e first-person filmic accounts of the military regime that ruled the country between 1976 and 1983 enunciated by survivors and victims' relatives. The work will illuminate testimonial cinema's transformation over time, to unveil the ideological core of contemporary political projects, and to elucidate the genre's role within these projects and within the transnational film industry.

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