Latin American Minor Cinema in 1970s and 1980s Sweden

Lars Gustaf Andersson, John Sundholm

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The aim of the paper is to present films made by Latin American filmmakers in Sweden and which constitute a minor cinema according to David James’ definition. In the early 1980s Sweden had Europe’s largest population of people from Chile. Among these were several filmmakers, intellectuals or other who began to collaborate on film projects in Sweden. This work, with a few exceptions, has been ignored by most established national film histories. The exceptions are usually documentaries with an overtly political content, because it has been possible to subsume these in the tradition of Latin American political filmmaking. In our paper we will give an overview of the filmmakers and the films and present these diverse trajectories in order to address the question: How to frame this vibrant culture which lasted for 20 years in the history of film that in some way or another was related to Swedish territory?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014
EventSociety for Cinema and Media Studies 2014 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2014 Mar 192014 Mar 23


ConferenceSociety for Cinema and Media Studies 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Arts


  • Accented
  • Cinema
  • Minor Cinema
  • Latin American Cinema
  • Exile
  • Filmmakers


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