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Picturing the Tropics: Forging a National Territory through Photography and Film

Maite Conde

in Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520290983
eISBN:
9780520964884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290983.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter maps out the concerns and aims underlying what was called the Rondon Commission (1909–1930), an expedition that involved building telegraph lines and roads connecting Brazil’s vast ... More


The Expedition Films of Major Luiz Thomaz Reis

Maite Conde

in Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520290983
eISBN:
9780520964884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290983.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Brazil’s Rondon Commission produced a number of documentaries, including Os sertões de Matto Grosso (The Hinterlands of Matto Grosso, 1912), Rituais e festas Bororó (Rituals and Festivities of the ... More


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