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Can María speak?: Interpreting Ixcanul/Volcano (2015) from a decolonial perspective

Alfaro Córdoba, A; (2018) Can María speak?: Interpreting Ixcanul/Volcano (2015) from a decolonial perspective. Studies in Spanish & Latin-American Cinemas , 15 (2) pp. 187-202. 10.1386/slac.15.2.187_1. Green open access

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Abstract

This article explores, describes and analyses the material, linguistic and cultural framework in which the central conflict in Ixcanul/Volcano (Bustamante, 2015) and its mise-en-scène operate, considering the film as an example of an intertextual practice that succeeds in connecting oral and dramatic traditions to a filmic register. By analysing how the film aims to be realistic and locate itself within a contemporary Guatemalan context, this study argues that, due to the film’s political intentions, themes and intended audience, Ixcanul challenges several power structures that preclude decolonial dialogue in the country. Furthermore, by describing how the subaltern subject, María, endures and resists strategies of invisibilization, I read Ixcanul in light of analytical tools drawn from postcolonial and decolonial frameworks to disentangle the structures of domination – the coloniality of power – represented in the film.

Type: Article
Title: Can María speak?: Interpreting Ixcanul/Volcano (2015) from a decolonial perspective
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1386/slac.15.2.187_1
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1386/slac.15.2.187_1
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Central America; cinema; coloniality of power; feminism; indigeneity; subaltern studies
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10108801
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