Critical Responces to Madame Sata

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Representation: Madame Sata In a film directed by Karim Ainouz, the story of Joao Francisco dos Santos’ rise to fame as the Brazilian Pop Culture icon, Madame Sata, comes to life. The film, also titled Madame Sata, addresses issues of race, gender and sexuality in relation to Brazilian culture through various cinematic effects and the depiction or interpretations of characters through their actions and dialogue.This film has many layers that can be taken apart and analyzed with the underlying social issues in mind while providing a somewhat accurate account of the major events leading up to Francisco dos Santos’ stardom. Journals, like The American Historical Review, Cineaste, and Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, discuss the film and the film’s intent while Newspapers, like The New York Times and The Los Angeles times, take on a less critical view on the film and focus in on the story line and life of the director of the film. In comparing the two different forms of print media and writing, the views of the authors and their intended audience about certain social issues are revealed. Cineaste, The American Historical Review and Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, are all journals that specialize in a specific areas, like History and film. Journals are generally directed toward a specialized audience in the same way that newspapers are directed toward the general public. The intended audiences are indicated in how the authors of each piece

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