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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shilyh Warren This article analyzes Performing the Border (dir. Ursula Biemann, Switzerland and Mexico, 1999), Señorita extraviada ( Missing Young Woman , dir. Lourdes Portillo, Mexico, 2001), and The Price of Sex (dir. Mimi Chakarova, US, 2011), three documentaries that focus on the ways that poor...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... (Tijuana, Baja California) and chronicles the lives of maquiladora workers who experience firsthand the debilitating effects of development driven by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) along the Mexico-US border. The making of the film coincided with the global economic crisis of 2001, when...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of visibility, using new performative technologies to intervene in the politics of #BlackLivesMatter, crackdowns on Muslim and Latinx refugees and immigrants, the proposed wall with Mexico, and neo-Nazi mobilization. Focusing on Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement, the article explores the politics...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... on the biopolitical effects of image culture. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 US-Mexico border Sleep Dealer Alex Rivera militarized vision haptic aesthetics ...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 175–185.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Amazon recently announced Amazon Prime Air, the company’s drone delivery program, which was slated to begin in 2015. Meanwhile, surveil- lance drones are already in flight along the USMexico border, and since 2002, the US has been conducting lethal drone strikes overseas. As I write this, it’s...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 187–237.
Published: 01 January 1996
... historical moment, south of the U.S. border, Mexico is con- vulsing its way through one of the more momentous revolutionary moments in the twentieth century. Emiliano Zapata to the south and Francisco Villa to the north near the US/Mexico border, are engaged in popular political and military resistance...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 155–165.
Published: 01 September 2016
... politics of visibility, including the actions of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Chiapas, Mexico, the tactics of the global hacker group Anonymous, the politics of the veil or hijab, the use of balaclavas by Pussy Riot members based in Russia, and the performance of drag. Contrasting opacity...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
... periods, most of the scenes set in Colombia were shot in neighboring Ecuador with a crew hailing from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and the US. The scenes set in the US were filmed on location in Jackson Heights, Queens, and the real-life “Mayor of Little Colombia,” Orlando Tobon, plays Don...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Bloc’s black paisley bandanas and black hoodies are accessible visual resistance devices easily reproducible and used as a collective motif capable of crossing borders and countries to vocalize discontent).11 The question of invisibility and masking practices as ways of escape and political...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 29–59.
Published: 01 May 1996
... set of characters, we might characterize Xuxa as a cross between Evita and the avuncular Don Francisco from Sdbados Gigantes. This contemporary entertainer has expanded regionally from Chile to Mexico and the US on Spanish-lan- guage networks. His Saturday variety show...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
... trip in Mexico in The Hitch-­Hiker (dir. Ida Lupino, US, 1953), which the two hijacked main characters — ­both World War II 142  •  Camera Obscura veterans — ­never get to enjoy. But at other times, outdoor settings become inextricably bound up with the narrative, as in the wilder- ness...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 4–14.
Published: 01 May 1997
... va- riety that California’s Proposition 187 was designed to control, thus materializing a complex ideological problem in a form that can be readily dispatched. In the opening sequence a truckload of Mexicans attempt to cross the southern border of the US. While...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
... in The Torrent (US, 1925), directed by Monta Bell Copyright © 2001 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 48, Volume 16, Number 3 Published by Duke University Press 83 84 • Camera Obscura later, she recalled that amongst all her customers, she most “envied the actresses!” (24, 26). Greta Louisa...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... to study television and when I returned to Mexico, I started making documentaries.27 Schyfter’s vocational process unfolded through transnational movement and travel, involving the influence of US feminism, French (feminist) film, and collaboration and training in British film and TV. All...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 195–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of perforated borders and mixed ethnic identities. How lit- tle surprising then that its paranoid tendencies should oscillate between distrust of centralized government power and fear of an “alien” breach of national security.1 US cultural constructs of the alien...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 93–123.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Laura Christian Camera Obscura 2004 Laura Christian is a doctoral candidate in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. James Lyons as Jack Bolton in Poison (US, 1991). Courtesy Killer Films Of Housewives and Saints: Abjection...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... this phe- nomenon across national borders. The Paradoxical White Male Protagonist All of these films strategically use a paradox of the superior, but wounded and outcast, white male. He is culturally (read socially) superior, yet his wounded and outcast status bring him into con- 50 • Camera...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Moon Charania This article looks at two controversial war films— Eye in the Sky (dir. Gavin Hood, UK/South Africa, 2015) and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (dir. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, US, 2016)—both of which feature white female protagonists as conflicted but central participants in the racialized...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 42–74.
Published: 01 May 1997
... Roswell, New Mexico during the summer of 1997. The town went all out for “UFO Encounter ’97,” a festival commemorating the crash of a flying saucer there in 1947. A few months before the anniversary celebra- tions, UFOs were seen in formation over the Phoenix, Arizona night sky. Even...