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Humor in short-circuit: irony and ridicularization in contemporary brazilian documentary

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Paula Gomes
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes
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Examining board members:
Alfredo Luiz Paes de Oliveira Suppia; Arthur Autran Franco de Sá Neto; Flávia Cesarino Costa; Mariana Duccini Junqueira da Silva; Marcius Freire
Advisor: Alfredo Luiz Paes de Oliveira Suppia

His research aims at the analysis of Brazilian documentaries Violência S.A (Newton Cannito, Eduardo Benaim and Jorge Jafet, 2005); Jesus no mundo maravilha (Newton Cannito, 2007); Um lugar ao sol (Gabriel Mascaro, 2009); Pacific (Marcelo Pedroso, 2009); Banco imobiliário (Miguel Antunes Ramos, 20016) and Turn off (Carlos Segundo, 2013). When looking at these films, which present ironic or sarcastic assertions about social issues and/or the discourse of their interviewees, the research intends to reflect on fundamental themes in documentary theory. The main questions that will be addressed are: how these discursive strategies diverge from the tradition of "speeches of sobriety"; what are the specificities of the contract established between the documentary filmmaker and the social actors of ironic and/or sarcastic documentaries and what are the causes and consequences of using humor to discuss social issues (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/02122-1 - Humor in Brazilian contemporary documentary
Grantee:Paula Gomes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate