Cinema And The Sandinistas

Cinema And The Sandinistas

by Jonathan Buchsbaum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0292705247

ISBN-13: 9780292705241

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Following the Sandinista Revolution in 1979, young bohemian artists rushed to the newly formed Nicaraguan national film institute INCINE to contribute to "the recovery of national identity" through the creation of a national film project. Over the next eleven years, the filmmakers of INCINE produced over seventy films—documentary, fiction, and hybrids—

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Following the Sandinista Revolution in 1979, young bohemian artists rushed to the newly formed Nicaraguan national film institute INCINE to contribute to "the recovery of national identity" through the creation of a national film project. Over the next eleven years, the filmmakers of INCINE produced over seventy films—documentary, fiction, and hybrids—that collectively reveal a unique vision of the Revolution drawn not from official FSLN directives, but from the filmmakers' own cinematic interpretations of the Revolution as they were living it.

This book examines the INCINE film project and assesses its achievements in recovering a Nicaraguan national identity through the creation of a national cinema. Using a wealth of firsthand documentation—the films themselves, interviews with numerous INCINE personnel, and INCINE archival records—Jonathan Buchsbaum follows the evolution of INCINE's project and situates it within the larger historical project of militant, revolutionary filmmaking in Latin America. His research also raises crucial questions about the viability of national cinemas in the face of accelerating globalization and technological changes which reverberate far beyond Nicaragua's experiment in revolutionary filmmaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292705241
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Texas Film and Media Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

  • List of Acronyms
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Creation of INCINE
  • Chapter 2: The First Noticieros
  • Chapter 3: The Second Year
  • Chapter 4: The New Generation
  • Chapter 5: In Search of Policy
  • Chapter 6: Breaking the Mold
  • Chapter 7: Documentaries
  • Chapter 8: The Reality of Fiction
  • Chapter 9: Dashed Ambitions: The Reach for Features
  • Chapter 10: Toward the End of Third Cinema
  • Appendix: Diagrams, Plans, Charts, and Documents
  • Filmography
  • Interviews
  • Notes
  • Bibliographic Essay
  • Index

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