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Darkness of My Language

Alternative Title:
Obscuridad de Meu Lingua

Copyright Date:
1988

Copyright Holder:
Silvana Afram

Artist:
Afram, Silvana

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 604 (1990)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as Episode 604 of the 1990 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 604 (1990)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

"A video poem on colonialism, īDarkness of My Language' reveals how this system defines personal identities and perpetuates cultural ignorance. Produced in Canada by Brazilian Silvana Afram, the program is both documentary in nature as well as subjective in tone. While the soundtrack is composed of tourists' exasperating questions, the images evoke the artist's distance from home." -- WGBH press release

In black and white, closeups of faces are accompanied by voiceover attempts to respond to questions about Brazilian identity. It incorporates text in Portuguese by Carl Jung. Little credit information accompanies this short work.



Subjects:
Brazilians
Brazil



See Also:
New Television, Episode 604 (1990)





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