SLAC 17.2

Forgotten cinemas:  The Institutional Uses of Documentary in Twentieth Century Mexico (1930-80)

SLAC 17.2 is a Special Issue edited by:

Claudia Arroyo Quiroz (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)

Álvaro Vázquez Mantecón (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana) and

David M. J. Wood (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Abstract for the Introduction to the Special Issue

The special issue presented in this introduction focuses on the uses of documentary cinema in Mexico between 1930 and 1980 as part of the wider cultural policy of a variety of institutions that made films to express particular discourses or to promote their agendas. The institutions under study include state agencies, international bodies, private media companies and marginal political organisations.

Contents

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“Introduction” by Claudia Arroyo Quiroz, Alvaro Vázquez Mantecón and David M. J. Wood.

“El Noticiario C.L.A.S.A., órgano de difusión gubernamental (1934-1952)”by Tania Celina Ruiz Ojeda.

“Docudrama for the Emerging Postwar Order: Documentary Film, Internationalism and Indigenous Subjects in 1950s Mexico” by David. M. J.  Wood.

“El cine integracionista del Instituto Nacional Indigenista (INI) de los años 50 y 60” by Claudia Arroyo.

“Mexicanos en Nicaragua: revolución y propaganda en los documentales sandinistas del Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos de la UNAM” by Ana Daniela Nahmad Rodríguez

“Francisco del Villar y Sagitario Films: Episodios para una historia del documental institucional mexicano, 1950-1970” by María Rosa Gudiño Cejudo.

“La criminalización de las juventudes rebeldes en la Revista Fílmica Cine Mundial, 1956-1968” by Alejandro Gracida Rodríguez.

“Militancia partidista en súper 8: la política de medios del Partido Mexicano de los Trabajadores” by Álvaro Vázquez Mantecón.