Until recently, indigenous characters in films tended to be depicted mainly as superficial, relatively stable and mono-dimensional. To simplify matters, directors frequently opted for group scenes, giving the impression that there weren't any significant individual differences between indigenous characters. Fernando González Rodriguez examines critically the ways in which ethnotypes are used in the portrayal of the figure of the indigenous in Latin American cinema. He explores how a number of films, produced between 2000 and 2018, reflect, reinforce, mask or challenge outdated archetypes.
M.F. González Rodriguez: Histrionic Indigeneity. Ethnotypes in Latin American Cinema.
Prof. J.M. Baud
Dr A. Ouweneel
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