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Introduction

  • Mariana Cunha
  • Antônio Márcio da Silva
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Abstract

Latin American societies have experienced, each in their own way, different cycles in implementing and enforcing human rights policies. However, these rights have often been strongly violated. This chapter introduces the aims and themes of the book, looking specifically at the relationship between human rights and cinema. It starts by offering an overview of the scholarly works that have been produced on the topic of human rights in general and in Latin America in particular. It then provides a historical outline of the shift from a political cinema in the 1960s and 1970s to a broad and diverse contemporary cinema that encompasses human rights concerns in Latin American societies. Finally, the chapter introduces the main themes covered in the book, which demonstrates the breadth of geographical areas, issues and methodological approaches included.

Keywords

Human rights Social movements Activism Latin American cinema Film festivals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariana Cunha
    • 1
  • Antônio Márcio da Silva
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.School of Literature and LanguagesUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  3. 3.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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