Guilherme Carrera

Guilherme Carréra is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, University of Westminster, London. His research looks at contemporary Brazilian documentaries resorting to allegories of ruins as a means of addressing national tropes, such as progress and underdevelopment. The project is sponsored by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Ministry of Education, Brazil). At the 24th Visible Evidence International Conference, he chaired the session on Brazilian documentary and presented the paper “Cinema and ruins: an investigation on destruction and decay in contemporary Brazilian documentary”. Recently, he published the article “Brasília amidst ruins: the sci-fi documentaries of Adirley Queirós and Ana Vaz” in the Portuguese academic journal Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image. Guilherme holds a BA degree in Journalism (2011) and a MA degree in Aesthetics and Media Culture (2013) awarded by the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil.

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