Film and Memory: The Role of Footage and New Worlds from the Cinema in the Construction of Human Memory

Nelson Camilo Forero Medina, Bielefeld University

The processes of memorialization are historic. They do not only depend on the historical interpretation, but it also includes how this memory is mediated. The appearance of new media implies a new form of develop memory. Although the historicity of memory is already accepted, the role of media is still unattended in these processes. The article highlights the role of media in memory, and it focuses on a special kind of memory, namely, filimical memory. This in comprasion with the written memory is more complex and more strongly connected to subjectivity. The analysis will be carried out through the film Memories of Underdevelopment directed by Thomas Gutiérrez Alea.

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