Indianizing Film: Decolonization, the Andes, and the Question of Technology by Freya SchiwyIndianizing Film: Decolonization, the Andes, and the Question of Technology by Freya Schiwy

Indianizing Film: Decolonization, the Andes, and the Question of Technology

byFreya Schiwy

Paperback | May 22, 2009

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Latin American indigenous media production has recently experienced a noticeable boom, specifically in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia. Indianizing Film zooms in on a selection of award-winning and widely influential fiction and docudrama shorts, analyzing them in the wider context of indigenous media practices and debates over decolonizing knowledge. Within this framework, Freya Schiwy approaches questions of gender, power, and representation.

Schiwy argues that instead of solely creating entertainment through their work indigenous media activists are building communication networks that encourage interaction between diverse cultures. As a result, mainstream images are retooled, permitting communities to strengthen their cultures and express their own visions of development and modernization. Indianizing Film encourages readers to consider how indigenous media contributes to a wider understanding of decolonization and anticolonial study against the universal backdrop of the twenty-first century.

Title:Indianizing Film: Decolonization, the Andes, and the Question of TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 22, 2009Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813545404

ISBN - 13:9780813545400

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction. The Question of Technology
Indigenous Media and the Politics of Knowledge
Casting New Protagonists
Cinematic Time and Visual Economy Gender, Complementarity, and the Anti-Colonial Gaze
Nature, Indians, and Epistemic Privilege
Specters and Braided Stories
Indigenous Media and the Market

Editorial Reviews

"Schiwy's analyses of how indigenous populations in Latin America have met the challenge of decolonizing knowledge will set the stage for any future work on the 'indianizing' of audiovisual technology. Given its comparative scope, intellectual breadth and theoretical acuity, I predict the concepts in Indianizing Film will become as influential for twenty-first century discussions of post-colonialism as Edward Said's 'Orientalism' was for the twentieth."Ana Lopez, Tulane University