TNS Seminar Wednesday 26 March: Cesar Paes, film director and Mark Dinneen, Southampton

Please join us for the next TNS seminar on Wednesday 26th March 5.00pm (Avenue Campus Lecture Theatre A).

Working with Popular Culture: The Case of Brazil

Cesar Paes, film director, Paris

 Dr Mark Dinneen,  Southampton


Please join us for the screening of the film Saudade do Futuro (2001), in the presence of its Brazilian-born director Cesar Paes from Laterit film productions, Paris, about the lives and traditional songs of migrants from the poor Brazilian North East who seek a better life in the modern city of the south, Sao Paulo.

After the screening Cesar will answer questions, followed by a joint discussion with Mark Dinneen about the role of popular cultural forms and traditional cultural practices in the migrants’ negotiation of life in the modern urban environment. How do we understand the process of constant change that dramatically transforms the production, dissemination and consumption of popular culture, and is it still appropriate to refer to these practices as ‘popular’?

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