The Precariousness in the Cinemas of the Americas


The Precariousness in the Cinemas of the Americas


Editors: Constanza Burucúa and Carolina Sitnisky

Contributing author: Michelle Leigh Farrell


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Book Contribution


Michelle Leigh Farrell is a contributing author, "Narrating precariousness in Cuba beyond Havana and the ICAIC: The case of television Serrana's Ariagna Fajardo and 'A donde vamos?'"

Book description:

Historically, cinema in the Americas has been signed by a state of precariousness. Notwithstanding the growing accessibility to video and digital technologies, access to the material means of film production is still limited, affecting the spheres of production, distribution, and reception. Equally, questions about the precarious can be traced in cultural and archival policies, film legislations, as well as in thematic and aesthetic choices. While conventional definitions of the precarious have been associated with notions of scarcity and insecurity, this volume looks at precariousness from a non-monolithic angle, exploring its productivity and potential for original, critical approaches, with the aim of providing new readings to the variedly rich and complex cinemas of the Americas.



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Farrell, Michelle Leigh. "Narrating Precariousness in Cuba Beyond Havana and the ICAIC: The Case of Televisión Serrana's Ariagna Fajardo and ¿A dónde vamos?" The Precariousness in the Cinemas of the Americas. Eds. Constanza Burucúa and Carolina Sitnisky. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.


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The Precariousness in the Cinemas of the Americas