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On Replacement pp 147-158 | Cite as

Remembering the disappeared in Lita Stantic’s Un muro de silencio

  • Alison Ribeiro de Menezes
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Abstract

This chapter explores the representation of Argentina’s disappeared in Lita Stantic’s 1993 film, Un muro de silencio [A Wall of Silence]. In contrast to the reliance upon affect in contemporary cultural explorations of memory, Stantic adopts a distanced approach based on character pairings and substitutions, metafilmic references and a focus on recursive techniques in the mise-en-scène. Together, these strategies evoke the notion of replacement as a means of both signalling the absence of the disappeared and conjuring up their spectres as a challenge to present and the future generations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alison Ribeiro de Menezes
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  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryUK

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