This article is the translation of an important critical review of Paz Encina's first feature film, Paraguayan Hammock (2006), by noted critic Ticio Escobar, originally published in Spanish as “El Claro,” in the book La cámara sin ley: Hamaca Paraguaya y la refundación globalizada del cine guaraní, edited by Alejo Magariños (Servilibro: Asunción, 2016), 19–24.
Ticio Escobar is a Paraguayan lawyer, critic, curator, and the former Minister of Culture of Paraguay. He is the director of the Center of Visual Arts in Asunción, Paraguay, and the curator for the Bernardo Oyarzún exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale. Escobar is a faculty member in the doctoral program in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory at the University of Chile and the author of the bilingual volume La invención de la distancia/The Invention of Distance, edited by Adriana Almada (Ridinghouse with AICA International, 2015).
Daniel Patrick Rodriguez is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently writing a dissertation on contemporary realism and the novel in Latin America.
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Ticio Escobar, Daniel Patrick Rodriguez; The Clearing. Film Quarterly 1 June 2017; 70 (4): 65–66. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2017.70.4.65
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