Indigenous Cinematics: Authorship, Authority and the Law in Native Latin America

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Film authorship and authority is at the heart of heated contemporary debates regarding representation, recognition, equity and inclusion in cinema. Indigenous filmmaking in Latin America throws these discourses, and their heretofore limiting theorization, into stark relief, inviting us to reconsider authorship debates and their connection to practices of self-determination. This research proposes to respond to this call with two principal objectives: first, to nuance the ways by which Film Studies might approach authorship differently, as a vital corrective to exclusionary practices; and second, to recalibrate the importance of formal analysis in relation to Indigenous film processes in Abiayala/Latin America. The project’s insights will form a completed book project, Indigenous Cinematics, and a series of public podcasts produced in Spanish and English will illuminate how Indigenous filmmakers and cultural practitioners are reshaping the contested contours of filmic authorship and authority.
Effective start/end date1/09/2331/08/24


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