Identity and Difference

Postcoloniality and Transnationality in Lusophone Films

By Carolin Overhoff Ferreira

In 1974, the Carnation Revolution ended Portugal's dictatorship and empire and thus opened up a new chapter in the country's film history. Besides national productions, transnational films that result from agreements with the ex-colonies - Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, and Mozambique - now engage with the legacy of Portugal's colonial history and its powerful myths of cultural unity, such as lusophony and lusotropicalism. This book is the first to analyze the negotiations of ideas on identity and difference in both production modes. (Series: Cinema Studies / Filmwissenschaft - Vol. 13)

264 pages

Publication Date: 3/27/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902177