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Gustavo Procopio Furtado

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190867041

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190867041.001.0001

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Tactics of the Invisible, Shadow Archives

Tactics of the Invisible, Shadow Archives

Resistance and Filmmaking on the Outskirts of Brasilia

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(p.113) 4 Tactics of the Invisible, Shadow Archives
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Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil
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Gustavo Procopio Furtado

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190867041.003.0005

This chapter shifts the reflections on marginalization and visibility discussed in chapter 3 to Brasilia, the modernist capital that was built from scratch in forty-one months and completed in 1960. Embodying a strategic visuality intent on ordering urban space, Brasilia also produced massive forms of invisibility, as illustrated by the forced relocation of workers to peripheral satellite cities and by the repression of marginal histories—histories that are buried beneath the city’s surface like the bodies of workers who died during its construction. Paying special attention to Vladimir Carvalho and Adirley Queirós, this chapter examines a counter-visual cinema that is dedicated to what is invisible and even non-visual—such as the sounds of the periphery and the voices of workers whose memories contradict the official record.

Keywords:   Brasilia, visuality, tactics and strategy, shadow archives, cinema and the non-visual

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