Tourism and cinema in Portugal: local perspectives on the production, circulation and reception of (trans)national texts and practices

Leading researcher: Sofia Sampaio
Research group: Practices and Politics of Culture
Type of project: Post-doctoral research
Status: Concluded
Keywords: Tourism | Cinema | Practices | Local-national-transnational | Portugal


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BPD/44538/2008
Starting date: 01-04-12

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Abstract

The second part of this post-doctoral project (2012-2015) continues to look into the relationship between cinema and tourism and their expressions of transnationality, but now adopting a local point of view and a national context (Portugal). This reorientation is accompanied by greater attention to the social practices (touristic and cinematic) associated with these texts, as well as a deeper historical perspective, in keeping with the advances in my research on Portuguese tourist films in the National Archive of the Moving Images (ANIM) of the Portuguese Film Museum. Together with the analysis of moving images, I will carry out an ethnographic inquiry into the practices of film production in Portugal, with a view to building a case study. Through the direct observation of the modes and relations of production, distribution and exhibition of a tourism-related film, I hope to better understand how the cinematic text takes form, paying special attention to the material constraints (such as sponsorships and film commissions) and the individual and collective practices, professional and non-professional, observed in the field. The impact of film location shooting on a local scale will also be investigated, so as to establish how local people react and contribute to the touristic/ cinematic value that they and the places they live in are being invested with.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub153*Paulo RaposoSupervisorproj311*Tourism and cinema in Portugal: local perspectives on the production, circulation and reception of (trans)national texts and practicesPost-doctoral researchConcluded
pub151*Sofia SampaioResearch scholarproj311*Tourism and cinema in Portugal: local perspectives on the production, circulation and reception of (trans)national texts and practicesPost-doctoral researchConcluded
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