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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 2023
... to clarify why we went on strike, explain how the resulting contract has fallen short, and emphasize how the Camera Obscura collective has shown solidarity and will remain committed to supporting labor movements in future. Figure 1. Academic workers at the UC Santa Barbara picket line on day one...
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 1. Academic workers at the UC Santa Barbara picket line on day one of the UAW 2865 strike. Photo by Kayla Li for The Daily Nexus . More
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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): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in the first place. In focusing on Lesbian Factory (dir. Susan Chen, 2010), a documentary by the Taiwan International Workers’ Association on the collaborative effort of Taiwanese activists and queer Filipina migrant workers to push for better migrant labor rights, this article tracks how the documentary...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of their political actions and educational segments edited together in their newsreel compilation film, Le film de la Femme nouvelle (dir. la Femme nouvelle, France, 1935), the suffragists, led by Louise Weiss, frame themselves as essential workers, fearless political actors, and perfect housewives...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 89–117.
Published: 01 September 2023
... that benefited from largely unpaid performance labor. The film's strategically economical production at the expense of under- and unpaid workers is an extension of Pat Rocco's past feature films’ dual reliance on the labor of sex workers in tandem with aesthetic and promotional strategies that cloaked that labor...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 31–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... to sensitize others. Race features in this documentary, not as what authorizes psychodrama's application in industry, but as a relation that is remade and reinstituted through therapeutic techniques that are marshaled to produce sensitive managers and docile workers within racial capitalism's hierarchies...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
... of the “happy ending,” depicts the emotional reconciliation of the employer with his workers, brought about by the employer’s son, who, with the blessing of Maria, the pure young woman who is soon to be- come his wife, assumes the role of Mediator (Mittler in German). The film drew harsh words from some...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 105–114.
Published: 01 September 1977
... 1 But, what's that? WI Ub, it's the look! M 1 Well, that's how it is! W 1 Yes, but there's something wrong in all that . .. uh, I dunno, we've got to think of something ! Comment cava?is a film about two workers in a newspaper plant who are attempting to make a video-film...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Do her factory settings function as critical parodies that condemn the exploitation of workers’ bodies or as utopian simulacra of factories in which alternative modes of labor are imagined and staged? Do they critique capitalism’s constraints on the body, or do they allego- rize...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 124–130.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Jean-Luc Godard Copyright © 1982 by Camera Obscura 1982 Passion (Love and Work) Jean-Luc Godard A small provincial village in a region out of the way and yet modern. A factory with some twenty female workers, young for the most part, who accept any salary as long...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 103–133.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., the disorder of which reduced the ability of the workers and students who dwelt therein to function efficiently in the workplace and in school. While popular discourse about the effects of narrative film fretted over whether movies were produc- ing antisocial tendencies in children, Gilbreth was arguing...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 86–97.
Published: 01 September 1980
... presentation of the serialized, romantic novel, A Woman’s Wrongs. In the following I want to discuss some of the film’s strategies in relation to the representation of history, and its construction in history -for us now-of a group of women workers in the cloth trade...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 219–226.
Published: 01 December 1989
.... Others, among the intellectuals, will say, “This will never appeal to non-college-educated viewers.” My last documentary production, El Crucero, presents the rural farm workers of Nicaragua as revolutionary intellectuals shaping their work process and new...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... nor Appiah address is the degree to which many of the films made in the last decade and a half featuring magical black men specifically concern white men whose lives as workers in some way require revision. Indeed, one of the “realis- tic” elements of the films incorporating black magical men...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
... Brooklyn Apartment Worker Life with Luigi Italian Shopkeeper Chicago Apartment Life of Riley Irish Machinist Los Angeles Duplex/ cottage HeyJeannie Scottish/Irish Cab Driver Brooklyn Apartment...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
... gendered woman “señor” (mister). But what makes the taxi driver notice that his passenger is a travesti is not any element of her appearance; instead it is her use of a language that is unintelligible to his ears. His transphobic diatribe comes after he hears her asking a sex worker on the streets...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 93–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
...’ performances convey the fatigue of workers who labor in the factory during the day and perform onstage at night. Brecht values their performances not as skilled acting but as exhausted rehearsals revealing the capitalist division of energy. The power- ful performances at work in the cinema of Straub...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 141–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and her own recol- lections, Weber fashioned a particular vision of the filmmaker as social worker, literally substituting her own gaze in place of Addams’s fieldwork. Moreover, by emphasizing her evangelical history, and indeed posing filmmaking as the logical corollary of missionary work, Weber...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
... norms to which all social groups aspire. In the embourgeoisement scenario, when workers or immigrants went to the picture house, listened to commercial radio or purchased brand- name goods, they inevitably ceded their class identity or cultural au- tonomy to the agendas...