This paper analyses Tetê Moraes’s films “Land For Rose” (1987) and “Rose’s Dream: Ten Years Later”, in terms of the landless women’s contribution to the major social movement in Latin America, the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil). Emancipatory moves and more upfront positions in the first confrontational stage will be seen to be followed by a return to previous patterns, based on their previous life experiences in the second stage of partial stability in the settlements. It concludes that, whilst growing female participation in social movements may trigger a reconstruction of gender roles, spaces historically marked by a traditional sexual division of labour tend to sustain an oppressive patriarchal culture.
|Keywords:||Land for Rose, Rose’s Dream, Landless Women, Gender Roles, Brazilian Social Movements|
Ph.D Candidate, University of London, London, UK
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