(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Shifting Perspectives on Marginal Bodies and Spaces: Relationality, Power, and Social Difference in the Documentary Films Babilônia 2000 and Estamira

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) University of Cambridge, UK


Urban growth following large-scale rural migration especially in the latter half of the twentieth century has exacerbated conditions of extreme socio-economic inequality and social tensions in Brazilian cities. Whilst the themes of segregation and exclusion often dominate discourse surrounding marginalised urban spaces, this article explores the significance of interrelatedness and interconnectivity as mechanisms for dialogue in the films Babilônia 2000 (2000) and Estamira (2004). As documentaries that counterbalance dominant trends in cultural production they also provide a useful lens through which to analyse the power dynamics at work within the filmmaking process and their relation to existing social hierarchies.

L’A. analyse les concepts d’interdépendance et d’interconnectivité comme mécanismes de dialogue dans les films brésiliensBabilônia 2000 (2000) and Estamira (2004). En tant que documentaires, ils contrebalancent les tendances dominantes de la production culturelle et permettent d’étudier les dynamiques de pouvoir et leur relation avec les hiérarchies sociales existantes


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 32, no1 [pp. 78-93]
Published in 2013



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2012.00702.x

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