Culture of Hunger in Brazil

April 21st, 2021

Culture of Hunger in Brazil: From Glauber Rocha to Luis Inácio Lula da Silva Presented by the Betinho Project through the Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security

In the 1960s, Brazil’s Cinema Novo (New Cinema) proposed the decolonization of cinema. The “culture of hunger” emerged as aesthetic rupture and social criticism within it. Hunger was the nourishing force for revolutionary action in the arts. In 2003, hunger would become one of the symbols of the Left and of President Lula’s administration. Was Lula inspired by Cinema Novo‘s prophetic ideas? What is the role of the “culture of hunger” in Brazilian culture? How does hunger become a major factor for the independence of Brazilian culture?

Revitalizing Cinema Novo’s manifesto and contemporary political discourse on “culture of hunger”, this communication aims—in a refashioning of the history of Brazil’s social-political aesthetics—to examine the complex hypertextual references and intersections between film and politics in Brazilian culture.

Presenter: Hudson Moura, PhD, Lecturer, Politics and Public Administration, and Associate Member, Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University

Friday, April 23, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (EST) (13:00h – 14:30h Brasilia time) via Zoom

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