One of the founders of Cinema Novo —the movement that transformed film in Brazil and was a pivotal influence in the New Latin American Cinema—Carlos Diegues is probably the most historically minded of its adherents. Like the other directors of Cinema Novo , Diegues is concerned with making films which are “culturally Brazilian, and impregnated with national and Latin American problems”; and his entrance into the national reality was, as with many other members of this group, through documentary films that put him in direct contact with social problems. Diegues also shares the interest in popular culture that is characteristic of Cinema Novo , although he tends to emphasize the contribution of black culture, which “gave us originality. It’s the element that has completely modified Brazil, which otherwise would be a mere cultural colony of Portugal and Spain.”
Perhaps that which most differentiates Diegues from his Cinema Novo colleagues is his historical orientation. On the one… read more
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