Title of the project: Cinema and Censorship: Love and Violence in Portugal and Spain (1968-1974)
Scholarship reference: SFRH/BPD/79070/2011
Start and end date: January, 2012 – October, 2018
The central question of this research project is to research and study the various facets and evolution of the processes and control mechanisms created by the censorship of love and violence in Portugal and Spain during the governance of Marcelo Caetano and the last years of the Franco regime (1968 -1974).Firstly, the aim is to study Portuguese censorship processes – less known to researchers than Spanish ones – and then to study the Spanish documentary collection.At a later stage, using a comparative perspective, one will see how, acting underground in the mentalities, the mechanisms of censorship emerge later in democracies, not in the form of explicit censorship, but as ideological criteria.The methodology adopted has as main objective to understand how love and violence were censored from 1968 to 1974, in national and foreign films in both countries. It will adopt a perspective of cultural history, crossing different areas of knowledge.