Section A - Definitions

Banlieue
A Suburb of a French City, especially Paris - outlying housing development
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Beur/Rebeu
A term to designate European-born people whose parents or grandparents are immigrants from North Africa.
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Bavure
A Blunder (a stupid or careless mistake). Often to describe a police incident.
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Socialism
A political and economic theory of social organization which advocates which means production, distribution and exchange should be owned and regulated by the community as a whole
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Marxism
A system of economic, social and political philosophy based on ideas that view social change in terms of economic factors. This later developed the basis of communism.
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Neo-Realist Cinema
It is a national film movement characterized by stories set among the poor and the working class, filmed on location not set and often used non-professional actors - to create a sense of realism.
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Racism
Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of the different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
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Bourgeois
Belonging to or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
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"Fence" (slang term)
A person who knowingly purchases stolen goods to sell on (Darty)
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Varlan
Is an Argot in the French Language (Slang of a particular group or class)
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Favela/Favella
In Brazil it is a slum or shantytown located within or on the outskirts of the country's large cities. A favela typically comes into being when "squatters" occupy vacant land at the edge of the city and construct shanties out of salvaged materials.
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Blaxploitation film
The exploitation of dark skinned people by producers within black-oriented films.
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Brazilian Cinema Nova/New Cinema
It is a genre of film noted for its emphasis on social equality and intellectualism that was created in Brazil during the 60/70's. It is to respond to the class and racial arrest in USA and Brazil.
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Fernando Meirelles
A Brazilian director - City of God
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French New Wave Cinema
It was created in the 1950's by a group of directors who created films of dramatic conventions and used rapid cutting. These types of films rejected the linear structure of film.
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Katia Lund
A American/Brazilian director - City of God
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Mathieu Kassovitz
A French Director - La Haine
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Red Brigades
They were a group of terrorists based in Italy known for kidnapping, murders and sabotage. There aims were to spread the message about Marxism
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Social Realist Cinema
An international art movement, encompasses the work of artists, photographers and filmmakers who draw attention to everyday condition of the working class and the poor.
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Suburb
A suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.
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World Cinema
(Term primarily used in English) English speaking countries refer to this to be films and film industries that are non-English speaking countries.
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