Filming Narratives Becoming Events: Documentary and the ‘Emplotments’ of the Carnation Revolution

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This chapter analyses the ways in which documentary film engaged with the 1974-75 Carnation Revolution in Portugal through both the direct involvement of filmmakers in the events and in more recent efforts to critically revisit the militant images shot at the time. Whereas the former has led to the creation of important documents for the history of this political event and of the forms of activism (political and aesthetic) that pervaded it, the latter constitute good opportunities to question the role of documentary film in the social memory of the revolution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPortugal’s Global Cinema
Subtitle of host publicationIndustry, History and Culture
EditorsMariana Liz
Place of PublicationLondon / New York
PublisherI. B. Tauris
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)e9781786722751
ISBN (Print)9781784531980
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameTauris World Cinema Series
PublisherI.B. Tauris


  • Cinema
  • Acontecimentos Históricos


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