Friday, 18 November 2011, 10.00 am to 8.00 pm, Birkbeck, Keynes Library (film screening in Room B04), 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

The Carnation Revolution of 25th April 1974 triggered a revolutionary process that for one year and a half would radically change the image of Portugal as a conservative country and the Portuguese as an obedient people. The status of this image was immediately perceived as a key issue within the revolution. Journalists, filmmakers, photographers and writers produced a set of representations that played an active role in the process. Any debate on the Carnation Revolution should thus be able to overcome the distinctions between politics and its images and texts and deal with the latter as political events in their own right.

The workshop Scenes of Class Struggle in Portugal, organized by Luís Trindade, brings together new researchers working on the Portuguese revolution, including keynote speaker Pedro Ramos Pinto (Univ. of Manchester). It will also host the screening of Torre Bela (Thomas Harlan, 1975). José Filipe Costa (IADE, Lisbon) and Ros Gray (Goldsmiths) will introduce the film.

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