"An authoritative analysis of some 50 years of Argentine filmmaking in its determinant political contexts."
—Hispanic American Historical Review
"Jessica Stites Mor offers a welcome revision of Argentine political film of the last four decades that challenges classical approaches to both the history of Argentine cinema and the cinema of the Argentine transition....[she] offers an original and insightful resource to both scholars and a general audience who wish to better understand the unique case of the revival of contemporary Argentine political film."
—Canadian Journal of Latin American and Canadian Studies
This well-researched analysis of the past 50 years of Argentine cinema is unique in its emphasis on documentary film as well as feature film . . . an eye-opening perspective on the recent history of one of the world’s most important film producers. Highly recommended.”
[Stites Mor's] thorough inquiry into the role of film clubs, film collectives, government institutions, and cinema laws is innovative and interesting; the extensive filmography, selected bibliography, list of archival sources, periodicals, and film publications, will be extremely valuable to Latin American historians and film scholars wishing to delve further into a topic that has yet to yield many more in-depth analyses and critical reevaluations.”
Latin American Perspectives
Detailed and engaging. . . . It is clear that Stites Mor has spent a number of years researching in Argentina. This offers her an insider’s view’ that is evident on every page, as she deploys a range of primary resources, including difficult-to-trace documentaries, interviews with protagonists of the era, film and political journals and industrial archives. . . [a] work that synthesizes so much information in such an elegant form.”
Journal of Latin American Studies
I find it fascinating how Stites-Mor studies the regular independent Argentinian filmmaking (which started in the Sixties with the name of New Argentinian cinema) including the eclosion of the cine piquetero’ around 2001 and the Argentina financial crisis. The author pays critical attention not only to the traditional cinema, but also to the new phenomenon of the street filmmaking, which created a different kind of cinema.”
Jorge Ruffinelli, Stanford University
This is an original and important contribution to Argentine cultural history. Stites-Mor convincingly reveals the critical impact that filmmakers have made on collective memories, cultural politics, and identity debates in Argentina’s transition from dictatorship to democracy.”
Raanan Rein, Elias Sourasky Professor of Lain American and Spanish History, Tel Aviv University
About the Author
Jessica Stites Mor is assistant professor of Latin American history ath the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.