Latin American cinema in the Cold War Historiographical construction in the film story of the Cuban Revolution
Clobas Maggi, Mariano Daniel; Mengo, Renee Isabel; Tenaglia, Pablo Ruben

The "Cold War" means the long, open rivalry that pitted the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with their respective allies since the end of World War II in 1945 until the dissolution of the Soviet bloc in 1991. In Latin America, the tension of the period, materialized in one of the political and revolutionary landmarks of the continent, known as the Cuban Revolution of January 1, 1959. In this essay, compares and describes the construction of historiographical account of the occurrence of this revolution as the most important Latin American historical event period. Made more than fifty years have happened, continues to arouse interest in interpretation, in this particular case from the perspective of two selected films: "Memories of Underdevelopment" Cuban director Tomas GutiƩrrez Alea, 1966, categorized as one of the 100 best films of Latin American cinema and "Before Night Falls" by US director Julian Schnabel, 2000, which deals with the life and work of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas in and out of the Revolution. Film and history converge in the historiographical construction of an event.

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