The Postcolonial Theory Of Third Cinema

4380 Words May 20th, 2015 18 Pages
One of the most popular and important film theory 's that it still around today is Third Cinema also known as the Postcolonial theory. Third cinema emerged in early 1960 through the 1970 's in Latin America and was seen as a militant tool leading to freedom and a revolution. Third cinema was not only about films rather it was about literature and artwork as well as political manifestos written by filmmakers. The whole idea behind third cinema is that it “refers to the colonized, neo-colonized, or decolonized nations and “minorities” of the world whose economic and political structures have been shaped and deformed within the colonial process” (Stam, 93). Third Cinema had emerged mainly from the Cuban Revolution during the 1950’s but was influenced by different movements including Italian neorealism and direct cinema and different tools and techniques that the world had not been exposed to yet. Third cinema rejected the normal conventions of Hollywood as these films were being produced in second and third world countries. For these filmmakers, it was all about guerilla filmmaking, which meant that they would often be creating low budget films using a handheld camera with smaller film crews than usual. These films would often use montage as well as different combinations of sounds and images in order to get audiences to think about the film and what messages it was trying to relay. Since it was all about politics, these filmmakers were not aiming to get rich or gain fame…
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