Aporías resultantes de la remediación en Ejercicios de memoria (Paz Encina, 2016)

Translated title of the contribution: Aporias resulting from remediation in Ejercicios de memoria (Paz Encina, 2016)

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This article analyses the aporias resulting from the documentary Ejercicios de memoria (2016) by the Paraguayan filmmaker Paz Encina, insofar as the initial panning shot of the home, which appears to anchor the family geographically suggesting slow temporal flows, occludes the fact that these were constantly moving. Moreover, aporia arises from the slippage between the focus on Dr. Goiburú - who symbolizes resistance to Stroessner's dictatorship - and the many other insurgents, as illustrated by the initial series of police mugshots, which portrayed detained members of agrarian federations. Similarly, aporia arises from intermediality as the audience realizes that the apparent monologues and dialogues are in fact loose phrases taken from earlier taped interviews. Finally, the article examines the double movement of suture and deconstruction resulting from remediation, that is, from the inclusion of archival and family pictures in a digital documentary.

Translated title of the contributionAporias resulting from remediation in Ejercicios de memoria (Paz Encina, 2016)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)871-885
Number of pages15
JournalBulletin of Hispanic Studies
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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