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Cinema and the Sandinistas: Filmmaking in Revolutionary Nicaragua (Texas Film and Media Studies)

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Following the Sandinista Revolution in 1979, young bohemian artists rushed to the newly formed Nicaraguan national film institute INCINE to contribute to "the recovery of national identity" through the creation of a national film project. Over the next eleven years, the filmmakers of INCINE produced over seventy films--documentary, fiction, and hybrids--that collectively r ...more
Paperback, 343 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by University of Texas Press
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This is about the history of Nicaragua's national film department, INCINE, established by Sandinistas after their revolution. It focuses on INCINE but also intertwines with politics/history of Nicaragua at this time. Buchsbaum also discusses his views on "Third/Militant/Revolutionary Cinema." I take a main question from it to go something like this: when an independent nation wants to develop its national film culture and industry, they have questions of what topics are "authentically ," Nicarag ...more
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