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dc.contributor.authorWilson-Nunn, Oliver
dc.description.abstractSince 2008, numerous Argentine documentary films have explored the complexities of prison education. Prison-education documentaries from other countries usually focus overwhelmingly on the possible success of “rehabilitation”. In contrast, I argue that contemporary Argentine prison-education documentaries encourage critical, at times quasi-abolitionist, perspectives on imprisonment by challenging both punitive attitudes and liberal beliefs in the reinserción (reintegration) of prisoners into society. Analysing the documentaries El almafuerte (Martínez Cantó, Cabrera, and Persano 2009), 13 puertas (Rubio 2014), Lunas cautivas (Paradiso 2012) and Pabellón 4 (Gachassin 2017), I draw on insights from film studies and criminology to show how these films provide intersectional and structural critiques of imprisonment. “Touristic” and affective encounters between prison-internal and -external agents serve to challenge comfortable viewing positions predicated on internal-external carceral and cinematic divides. These films teach spectators that outside spaces, people and institutions are all central to the meaning, problems, and incoherence of incarceration in Argentina.
dc.description.sponsorshipResearched while funded by a Baillie Gifford Cambridge UK Masters Studentship, finished and published while funded by a Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities
dc.publisherLatin American Studies Association (LASA)
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dc.titlePedagogy Behind and Beyond Bars: Critical Perspectives on Prison Education in Contemporary Documentary Film from Argentina
dc.publisher.departmentCentre of Latin American Studies Student
prism.publicationNameLatin American Research Review
dc.contributor.orcidWilson-Nunn, Oliver [0000-0003-1716-3829]
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