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“Films of memory” as hypertexts.

Abstract in spanish

Taking as main object of reflection the production of the DVD “Ethnographic Chronicles of the Islands of Porto Alegre”, the text reflects the possibilities of construction of hypertextual narratives on video about the collective memory. Oral narratives and urban itineraries in the space and in the memory of the city are crossed through the menus and sub-menus of the DVD. In such a way, the fragmented narratives on video presents the different ethical dimensions among an environmental conflict, between the microcosms in the narratives and the daily practices of the residents of the islands of the Delta do Jacuí, in the Metropolitan Area of Porto Alegre, and the macrocosms of the hidrographic regions and the biosphere, images of the global environmental politics.

Keywords: hypertext,environmental conflict,collective memory,ethnographic film.
Author: Rafael Victorino Devos. Doctor en Antropología Social del PPGAS – UFRGS; Investigador Asociado al Banco de Imágenes y Efectos Visuales (PPGAS/UFRGS); Profesor del Departamento de Antropología - IFCH – UFRGS.
Received: June 16th, 2007, Accepted: August 18th, 2007
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 10 - Santiago, diciembre 2007 - 137/162 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.