The Visible Hand in the Documentary: Fictionalization and Recollection Strategies in the Post-Dictatorship Period in Latin America

Lucia Faienza

Abstract


The aim of this research is to reflect on how documentaries have been carrying out different modalities of fictionalization in the last 20years, whose subject matter is the possibility of working through the trauma of South American dictatorship. To that end, a sample of 12documentaries, shot between Uruguay and Argentina, will be taken into consideration by observing the language evolution of documentaries from the end of the 80`s until now. This analysis takes into account different perspectives: the relationship between history and memory, the objectivity of the point of view and the subjectivity of the narration and, finally, the comparison between rhetorical strategies of fictionalization and the exploitation of non-fiction narrative potential. A non-consistent panorama comes out where the author`s mark pits his skill with the more general documentary propension to include fiction films resources.

Keywords


Documentary; Dictatorship; Fiction; Argentina; Uruguay

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/1319

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