Frequent migratory currents of certain narratives and ideas within the Americas have formed clusters of knowledge and provided audiences' imagination about specific cultures or nations. In this presentation, Professor Anelise Reich Corseuil will analyze the process of narrative continuity and displacement in recent films about immigration and travel within the Americas, as they can be read in relation to earlier films on the same theme, La Jaula de Oro (Diego Queimada-Diez, 2013) vis à vis to El Norte (Gregory Nava, 1983), and Rio (Carlos Saldanha, 2011) vis à vis The Three Caballeros (Walt Disney, 1944). The presentation aims at an analysis of the narrative and aesthetic frameworks of the films and their ideological resonance and displacements in terms of American hemispheric relations.
Anelise Reich Coreseul is Professor of Literatures in English and FIlm Studies at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil (UFSC).
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