O docudrama brasileiro: Cidade de Deus, Carandiru e Tropa de Elite Public Deposited

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  • Brazilian docudrama: City of God, Carandiru and Elite squad
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  • Abreu, Aida Penna Campos
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Studies
  • This dissertation examines the fiction films Cidade de Deus (2002), Carandiru (2003) and Tropa de elite (2007) that can be read as docudramas. With the blend of characteristics taken from documentaries of social representation and melodrama, docudrama claims proximity to actuality and contributes to a new interpretation and representation of events in a given society. Therefore, there is a higher responsibility to accuracy and to truth than in fiction films. To understand the term docudrama the work of Steven Lipkin is studied. Chapter 1 proposes the definition of the term docudrama based on a historical survey of documentary. Chapter 2 contextualizes and discusses the films and their literary sources Cidade de Deus (1997), Estação Carandiru (1999) and Elite da tropa (2005), within the history of Brazilian film industry and its relationship to Cinema Novo. Finally, chapter 3 addresses the relationship between Brazilian cinema and the popular culture phenomenon in the Brazilian social and economic contexts.
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