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MARCELLO, Fabiana de Amorim  and  JARA, Camilo Bácares. Outlooks and representations of childhood in motion pictures. Desidades [online]. 2019, n.25, pp. 70-85. ISSN 2318-9282.

This interview presents reflections on the relationship between childhood and motion pictures, a theme that is still rarely researched in Latin America. It is discussed that, even though movies are made and decided by adults, it is possible to identify a presence of childhood in these same pictures that resist adult determinations. Beyond the representation of childhood in movies, the interview touches upon other aspects of the relationship between childhood and motion pictures, such as the generational tensions between children and adults in the movie making process, marked by adultcentrism and tutelage, and the positioning of children as “witnesses of the world”, which makes childhood a structural axis for many cinematographical narratives. It is also highlighted that motion pictures present infinite possibilities for the study of childhoods, since it is a potent resource for the study of discourses and practices that found and reproduce childhood.

Keywords : motion pictures; childhood; image; representation.

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