What is it about?

Gutierrez Alea’s film Memories of Underdevelopment is an important document of film and history. This is an interpretation of the film, especially focusing on different manifestations of repetition in the film.

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Why is it important?

This article was one of the first publications on this daring film, which ties together the personal history of the narrator/main character with the events of the Cuban revolution and the Cuban Missile Crisis.


I hope this article brings more attention to this great, but obscure film.

Trevor Cunnington

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This page is a summary of: Homeopathic Repetition and Memories of Underdevelopment : The Dialectic of Subjective Experience and Objective Historical Forces, Film-Philosophy, December 2013, Edinburgh University Press,
DOI: 10.3366/film.2013.0022.
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