Local Landscapes, Global Cinemascapes, and the New Galician Documentary

Sam Amago

Abstract


This essay analyzes recent experimental documentaries by Lois Patiño and Xurxo González (aka Xurxo Chirro) within the context of the Novo Cinema Galego, its dig­ital modes of production, its geographical aesthetics, and the ways in which it visualizes ever-evolving notions of Galician identity and point of view. While these directors’ films problematize formal barriers, boundaries, and distinctions, they also draw special attention to national and regional geographies, cultures, identities, languages, in order to make the Galician Worldview visible on screen


Keywords


Space; place; documentary; Novo Cinema Galego; experimental film; digital cinema

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/abriu2018.7.4

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