Women Filmmakers in Mexico: The Country of Which We Dream. BoxAustin, TX Includes bibliographical references and index. Women motion picture producers and directors—Mexico.
Women Directors before 31 2. Student and Feminist Film, — 59 p a r t t w o: The Other Gaze 89 4. The Chicken and the Egg 6. Exploring the Mythic Nation 7. Modernity and Marginality Conclusion: Ruby Rich, and Bob Dickson generously shared information and materials.
Others who provided invaluable support include: Women are half of humanity, but almost everything is explored and explained through men.
Women explained through men. Not that of the romantic and subjugated woman, but on the contrary, of woman as thinker.
In The Lettered Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual, a provocative study of literate culture, urbanism, and state power in Latin America, Angel Rama shows how since the colonial era, state power has both depended on and produced groups of literate men letrados charged with managing the expanding bureaucracy of "Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual" colony later the nation-state and with creating ideological visions of its past, present, and future.
In Mexico, asserts Rama, the basic arrangement by which a small group of urban elites imposed their ideal maps of nationhood onto an unruly and heterogeneous territory continued almost unabated from viceregal times on, with Independence and Revolution doing little more than shifting players if that much and vocabularies.
Moreover, in spite of late-nineteenth-century economic modernization and corresponding professional specialization, culture in the limited sense of arts and letters continued to be inseparable from politics Rama 86 — Written accounts of the Mexican Revolution speak to this phenomenon.
Being themselves emissaries from the lettered city, the narrators of these texts can do little but chronicle this cooptation with irony and bitterness. The extent to which power has been linked to the written word in a largely illiterate context can scarcely be Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual. While many Mexicans may therefore have a deep and well-founded cynicism toward the lettered city, they have rarely escaped its coercive authority.
With the rise of broadcast media in the twentieth century, however, come important changes. The new technologies of communication have created a class of technocrats and new audiences for whom print culture has lost its luster and now competes with—and is often superseded by—visual and aural culture.
Music and the television image, rather than the printed word, have become the privileged vehicles for the exploration of Latin American identity and the nature of modernity. The need to incorporate more and more of the populace into the postrevolutionary national project implies the development of media which circumvent requirements of literacy and elite education, for instance, while at the same time the expansion of consumer culture requires the creation of consumers on a massive scale.
Estrategias para entrar y salir de la modernidad, in which he outlines the increasing links between traditional elite culture formerly the province of state "Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual" and Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual enterprise as well as the ways that traditional Latin American intellectuals have adapted to the mass media.
These developments, it should be emphasized, are politically ambiguous, although not neutral; while the mass media in "Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual" overwhelmingly reinforce a conservative understanding of the status quo, the challenge to traditional elitism that they symbolize rather than embody may also provide space for the expression of oppositional values. Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual if much of what constitutes contemporary culture can be seen as linked to the expansionist project of neoliberal capitalism, new kinds of intellectuals have emerged to respond to and challenge this monopolistic regime of power and knowledge.
While, for example, women made up Moreover, immersed in the university milieu, they not only learned the techniques of their trade but also were exposed to and often participated in the debates and struggles of their epoch, Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual a result becoming outspoken critical thinkers as well as skilled professionals.
Gender and Representation in Mexico Mexicanidad in Crisis The transformation of the traditional intellectual sector as the result of global pressures and local demands parallels another phenomenon which, although impossible to measure in quantitative terms, was perceptible on almost every level of Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual and social activity toward the end of the twentieth century: A Critical Study of Mexican Film, — While mexicanidad is presumed to exist as a complex of recognizable traits, it is in fact always in process.
It creates strategic points of convergence that are then asserted as cultural essence, particularly within the seamless genealogies of historia patria, the master narrative par excellence. Smith — On the one hand, an expanding middle class found itself largely estranged from the populist mechanisms of the traditional corporatist state and began to demand greater freedom.
Mexican Cinema in the s: Meanwhile, critics like Carro and Rafael Medina de la Serna bemoaned their fate as spectators, with Medina writing in But if going to the movies in this country is ungratifying, to be a cinephile is little short of a masochistic perversion.
Si tomamos en cuenta que en general los distintivos del cine mexicano son: Infor example, the state-owned theater chain cotsa was to be sold; symptomatic of the state of affairs were speculations that its new owner would be either a Japanese company or the powerful media conglomerate Televisa. This situation was exacerbated by the general decline of moviegoing as a practice, the closure of hundreds of movie theaters, and the rise of home video.
As Rodrigo Azuela reported in El Universal in Octoberthis caused many existing video rental outlets to close, creating a monopoly which resulted in a lack of choice for viewers as well as a potent threat to traditional exhibitors. In fact, somewhere between the idealistic view in which the high number of female directors represents progress and 16 women filmmakers in mexico equality and the pessimistic view that sees their presence as window dressing covering an essentially unchanged situation lie the complex realities that women in contemporary Mexico face.
Representation of and by Women While gender roles in Mexican society were never as static and one-dimensional as outside observers have often believed, by the late s, they were perhaps more complex than ever. Most women who have entered the work force since the s have not done so out of personal ambition but rather out of necessity; for example, with the increasing dependence of the Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual economy on male migration to the United States, many women have been forced to sustain their families by entering the unstable informal sector or working in low-wage border industries.
Among ordinary women as well as media superstars, sexuality has become, perhaps more than ever, a gray zone that is still dangerous despite its more liberal surface. Rape, domestic abuse, and sexual harassment also continue to be threats that many women "Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual" on a daily basis, threats that are sometimes intertwined with other forms of violence such as the rape of indigenous women by military personnel in Chiapas as a technique of social control.
Yet even given these deeply rooted social problems, the gains of the past thirty years should not be minimized; they are crucial to the kinds of representations that women have produced in the cinema. Poor women bore the crushing burdens of ethnic and economic inequality, while wealthier ones were constrained by models of femininity that required them to be passive objects of desire. Without the power to change the story or to enter into dialogue, they have resorted to subterfuge, digression, disguise, or deathly interruption.
As will become apparent in later chapters, the Salinas government occupies an ambivalent place in relation to the cinema in question. On the one hand, its policies undoubtedly encouraged and even enabled a surge in production, as I have noted. On the other, its perceived illegitimacy and its dismantling of protectionist economic structures in place since the Revolution culminating in the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement in fostered a culture of opposition, one component of which was feminism and in Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual, to greater or lesser degrees, the young directors of the period participated.
The election itself was hotly contested, and when the results were announced, many Mexicans believed that Salinas only won through blatant fraud. Although Salinas would soon recover and even achieve astounding popularity on the international political scene, the dubious origins of his presidential authority would not be forgotten in Mexico.
This vision, which incorporated the pronasol and procampo social welfare programs as a way of appeasing the large contingent of Mexicans excluded from modernization and alienated by moderintroduction 21 nity, was aimed not only at the nation but also at foreign investors, whose capital would be the key to its success. For this reason, although privatization as a strategy may go against the notion of a centralized corporate state, the government had no choice but to invest in its cultural Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual, for the image of Mexico in the world community had taken on a determining political importance.
Also, exotic images namely so-called magical realism offered help via a standardized medium to smooth over cultural differences, remaking underdevelopment as a salable commodity. The key component of the government struggle for image control was the notion of democracy. Yet the persistence of opposition voices, culminating in the 1 January uprising in Chiapas, consistently undermined the salinista vision.
By "Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual" time of the elections, it was a well-publicized fact that more than half of the eligible voters were women. Moreover, women ran "Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual" presidential candidates for the Partido Popular Socialista and the Partido del Trabajo, and for senate and deputy seats in many regions of the country. Was the new Mexican cinema, as its critics suggested, out of touch with national reality?
By transforming the central myths and narratives of national cinema, they attacked the patriarchal and exclusionary ideologies which that cinema once upheld.
But above all, what was it that impelled them so irresistibly to risk being smugglers? Because what is certain is that the majority of women are quite tranquil in their houses and in their limits without organizing gangs to mock the law.
They accept the law, observe it, respect it. They consider it adequate.
Rosario Castellanos 1 chapter 1 Trespassers Women Directors before In spite of a sustained surge of interest during the past twenty years, the presence of women in the Mexican cinema before the s is a phenomenon still somewhat shrouded in mystery. But in spite of Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual growing body of research, these names remain little more than ephemeral sparks in an otherwise unrelenting darkness. And even though they nearly always worked within supportive artistic communities, their cinematic efforts were rarely sustained.
Their struggles and innovations paved the way for the entrance of women into Mexican cinema many years later—although the relation should not be seen as a teleological progression. My intention in this chapter is not to create a false lineage to pay homage to the achievements of a few exceptional women. Their role in perpetuating constructs of national identity Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual crucial, yet they themselves were excluded from that identity.
While Castellanos focused on literary production, the same question can be put to the cinema. More uniquely, the medium grew to maturity during the Revolution of —, whose events it would document and whose epic themes it would obsessively revisit up to the present day. Among those who answered the call was Salvador Toscano, whose footage of the Revolution would be compiled in into a full-length documentary, Memorias de un mexicano, by his daughter, Carmen Toscano.
The following section is based on these accounts. Along with politics, Adriana and Dolores appear to have been introduced early on to the cinema and screened movies in their home for neighborhood children. Both sisters worked outside the home to aid their mother; Adriana got a job in a photo studio, where she began to learn what would become her lifelong trade.
Later, the sisters opened a studio in their home. In Boston, Washington D.
During World War I, they worked for the U. The brunt of reaction fell on the Ehlerses, who were accused of exercising arbitrary judgment and of lacking artistic training and sensitivity As urban historian Diane E. Workers in Mexico City had originally organized under the umbrella Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual the Casa del Obrero Mundial, which became increasingly divided between a conservative-moderate sector, generally corresponding to the artisanal or white-collar occupations, and a more radical wing generally associated with industrial workers.
Whereas the Aguila coronado reproduccion asexual group tended to focus on workplace issues, favor radical tactics such as strikes, and be internationalist and often Communist in ideology, the former was strongly connected to Mexico City, organized around urban services such as transport and housing, sided with Carranza against Zapata and Villa, and was disposed to negotiation and compromise.
As these divisions widened, the Casa split into two new organizations: Socially and economically they were mainly members of the urban petit-bourgeoisie with little relation to or sympathy for the campesino movements in the countryside, t r e s pa s s e r s 37 which in contrast many radical urban workers supported. The strong relationship between the government and the industry, particularly its unions, which would later come to be seen as obstacles to rather than promoters of creativity and innovation in the cinema, almost certainly has its roots in this period.
Growing up in a female-headed household, within which they were given economic responsibility and exposure to political activism at an early age, may well have 38 histories fostered the independent spirit that enabled them to study and work abroad, run businesses, and move about in tense wartime situations and in high political circles.
Uno de ellos es ingeniero de bien probada cultura; otro profesor de larga experiencia; el tercero es persona respetable. One of them is an engineer of proven culture; another a professor of considerable experience; the third is a respectable person. All of them are over thirty years old and are heads of families.
Yet what is interesting about the Ehlers sisters is that unlike Derba, they did not come to the cinema through acting an established occupation for women but rather as photographers and cinematographers.
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