Gender-Based Violence in Latin American and Iberian Cinemas rethinks the intersection between violence and its gendered representation.

This is a groundbreaking contribution to the international debate on the cinematic construction of gender-based violence. With essays from diverse cultural backgrounds and institutions, this collection analyzes a wide range of films across Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. The volume makes use of varied perspectives including feminist, postcolonial, and queer theory to consider such issues as the visual configuration of power and inequality, the objectification and the invisibilization of women’s and LGBTQ subjects’ resistance, the role of female film-makers in transforming hegemonic accounts of violence, and the subversion of common tropes of gendered violence.

This will be of significance for students and scholars in Latin American and Iberian studies, as well as in film studies, cultural studies, and gender and queer studies.

chapter |6 pages

Screening counter-violence

An introduction to giving account beyond memories of trauma
ByRebeca Maseda García, María José Gámez Fuentes, Barbara Zecchi

part Part I|66 pages

Memories of gender resistance against violence

chapter 1|17 pages

Female bodies on Lisbon’s margins

Space, embodiment and (dis)possession in Alda e Maria (Pocas Pascoal, 2011)
ByKaty Stewart

chapter 2|17 pages

Women’s memories of political violence in Brazilian cinema *

ByTatiana Heise

chapter 4|14 pages

Renouncing violence

Terrorism and feminisation in Basque cinema
ByAnn Davies

part Part II|34 pages

Gender violence and agency

chapter 5|16 pages

Sexykiller (Miguel Martí, 2008)

Female psycho-killers and post-feminism in contemporary Spanish horror film *
ByIrene Baena Cuder

part Part III|51 pages

The chiaroscuros of witnessing gender violence

chapter 7|17 pages

Torture, masculinity, and resistance in Chilean documentary film

Patricio Guzmán and Marcela Said *
ByLisa DiGiovanni

chapter 9|18 pages

Troubling gender in Cuban cinema

From history to story
ByBrígida M. Pastor

part Part IV|32 pages

Gender violence across geographical borders

chapter 11|15 pages

From cinema to the live regime

Pedagogies of cruelty and social anesthesia in two Latin American movies *
BySayak Valencia, Sonia Herrera Sánchez