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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 161–171.
Published: 01 September 2010
... examines the laboring conditions and practices tantamount to slavery in the sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic (DR). It also addresses the complicity of state governments in human trafficking of Haitian migrants to the DR. The film also illuminates a global trend in which migrants, unable...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 50–69.
Published: 01 September 1999
... of Haitian im• migration to the United States. Assigned to argue in favor of Haitian immigration, Cher reveals in both her logic and her delivery how the principle of US altruism toward economically downtrodden or disad• vantaged Third World nations is premised on the very...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 89–103.
Published: 01 December 2021
... symbol representing the loa (various gods) during Voudoun ceremonies, a symbol that functions as a doorway to the spirit world and which features significantly in Deren's ambitious and incomplete film project dealing with Haitian Voudoun. Meanwhile, the dedication “for Barbara” in the title indicates...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 176–192.
Published: 01 May 1979
... Haitian footage. We wanted to find out if it had been edited, or just what was going on with it. We met Stan Brakhage, who is of that generation of male filmmakers we are now describing, and we said, “Well, why isn’t Maya Deren represented? Why isn’t her presence here Rather than give us...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1977
... pioneered in the Forties for film as a medium of self-exploration. In Buf- falo, they were told about the collection of materials at Boston University. They were also advised-in response to questions about her unedited footage of Haitian ritual-thatJonas Mekashad arranged to preserve and catalogue...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., and Gore Vidal. She photographed André Breton and met Roberto Matta. She was interviewed by Dave Garroway and Mike Wallace and appeared on a panel with Dylan Thomas and Arthur Miller. She discussed her Haitian anthropological project with Gregory Bateson, Margaret Mead, and Joseph Campbell.38...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 125–157.
Published: 01 September 2020
... connections with Afrocentric- ity and African mythology through its soundscape and mise- en- scène, layering the contemporary urban apartment setting with Yorùbá- like ritual practice and prayer. It opens, for example, to the nonsynchronous sound of Rasheeda s voice evoking Erzulie, the Haitian goddess...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 134–151.
Published: 01 January 1992
... for cameras), or in the production of language or culturally specific AIDS educational materials, for instance in Spanish, Haitian-Creole, or comic book form. In her article “Video, AIDS, and Activism,” Ann Cvetcovich underscores the significance of what Douglas Crimp has called the “cultural...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 4–29.
Published: 01 September 1999
..., highly-publicized event involving similar racial tensions in New York City was the case of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant allegedly beaten and sodomized with a toilet plunger while in the custody of white NYPD officers. The parallels with Copland's fictional...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 4–35.
Published: 01 September 1991
.../ Haciendo Caras, ed. Anzaldua [San Francisco: Aunt Lute, 19901 xv, xvi). 42. Demme’s own interest in Afro-Caribbean culture includes his documen- tary film Haiti Dreams of Democracy (1987),which has been praised for its insights into Haitian politics and culture. Without...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the thugs says, “I don’t want to be smelling your shit”; the awkward- ness of asking other immigrants for the way in a city where Maria knows neither the language of the country nor the Haitian Cre- The Intimacies of Globalization  •  61 ole of the cab driver who takes her...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 20–77.
Published: 01 January 1992
... (that is, contact with one of the so-called “4-H groups”-homosexuals, hemophiliacs, heroin addicts, or Haitians), ejaculates into the prostitute; since it can be assumed that she has multiple partners and-quoting from a letter to JAMA-“performs only perfunctory cleaning” between clients, his semen...