Revista Latina

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DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-922-001-030

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<meta name="DC.creator.personalName" content="Dra. María Antonia Paz-Rebollo"/>
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<meta name="DC.Description" lang="en" content=“Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, RLCS, is a scientific journal edited at the University of La Laguna, ULL (Tenerife, Canary Islands) in the Laboratory of Information Technologies and New Analysis of Communication, LATINA according to its initials in Spanish, founded in 1987 by Dr. José Manuel de-Pablos-Coello, under the protection of special doctorate programmes for Latin American professors. The journal publishes under the main summary almost exclusively research papers written following the formula IMR&DC+B: introduction, methodology, results and discussion plus conclusion, with a updated bibliography: at least 70% of the bibliographic entries must be from the past 10 years and half of them from scientific journals in Spanish and English languages. Reviewers make a double blind peer examination. This is a collective and inter-university project, including many professors and researchers from almost all Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. The journal is the following databases: EBSCO (USA), DOAJ (Lund University, Sweden), Redalyc (Mexico), Dialnet (Spain); and is indexed by the CINDOC-CSIC in DICE, ISOC, RESH, Office of Latin American Education, OEI according to its initials in Spanish; Dulcinea, etc. In Spain the journal is a reference in the Directory of Index of Spanish Periodicals of Social and Communication Sciences, IN-RECS, of the University of Granada, UGR. RLCS occupies the first position in the cumulative index for the periods 2003-2007; 2004-2008; 2005-2009 and the years 2008 and 2009.”/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee I" content="The article presents the methodology, discussion, and results of a research about the construction of meaning in Julio Medem’s documentary film “The Basque Ball. Skin Against Stone”. The documentary addresses the Basque conflict through the testimonials of nearly a hundred people connected in various ways with the Basque Country and the problem of ETA terrorism.  Editing is, indeed, the main narrative and argumentative element used by the director of the film to offer his version of the problem. Therefore, editing is very relevant to achieve the objective of the investigation: the construction of meaning. The research combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies. It starts with a content analysis that takes as the unit of analysis the statements given by the interviewed characters (419 units), who address 43 different “themes”, which constitute the central category of the quantitative analysis. The quantitative analysis is focused on the valuation of the documentary’s content, structure and types of characters. In the light of the results of the analysis, the study concludes that the director’s discourse uses three resources to offer his views on the problem: the repetition of the same points of view, the reference to the motivations behind the violent actions, and the use of the interview as a mode of “quoting”. These three edition resources built the meaning of Julio Medem’s discourse in “The Basque Ball”. I recommend the text for publication in the Revista Latina de Comunicación Social.-ProfessorManuel Martín-Algarra, Ph.D. University of Navarra."/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee II" content="The article examines Julio Medem’s documentary “The Basque Ball”, which deals with the Basque conflict and broke audiencerecords for a documentary.  Since the introduction, the authors posedan examinationthat exceeds the unavoidable content analysis of the interviews used by the director, in order to discover the way in which the director structured its work.  The article presents a judicious quantitative and qualitative analysis that sets precedents in the study of documentaries and provides objectiveinformation on a sensitive topic. In quantitative terms, the authors found 43 themes related to the conflict, which subsequently were reflected in the composition of the documentary that was structured in thematic blocks.  Of these 43 themes, the authors chose two to be qualitatively analysed: ETA and the Police, whose election is justified by their weight in the narrative development, the fact that they are opposite realities, and their social weight, among other aspects. The authors created a typology of the characters(respondents) that appear in the documentary, through the 419 interventions and their position towards the conflict: the consequent character, the paradoxical or “traitorous” character, the exemplary character, and the isolated character. One of the most interesting aspects of this study is the analysis of the point of view of the director: the way he composed and gave meaning to the documentary, and the exposition time and location hegaveto each interviewee, etc. Among other conclusions, the article indicates that Medem uses three elements to structure the documentary: the introduction of a topic from a single perspective, the selection of actions, and the use of quoting in interviews. For the authors, it is clear that in this case the point of view of the director is essential not only in the editing of the documentary but also in the construction of meaning afforded to the Basque conflict. The bibliography is recent and perfectly complements the study. I recommended the publication of the article.-Patricia Castellanos-Pineda, PhD. Observatory of Science Dissemination (ODC). AutonomousUniversity of Barcelona."/>
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<meta name="DC.description.abstract" content="Abstract: The objective of this article is to look at how the director conveyed his theme in The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone (Julio Medem, 2003), a documentary about terrorism which has generated both controversy and commercial success in the Spanish cinema. Through an analysis of his editing styles, we can discover the guidelines and narrative structures the director utilizes to shape the words spoken in the film which influence the opinions of his viewers. The director creates a solid foundation of facts that permit us to make a meticulous analysis of the speech used in the film. This methodology for creating documentaries can also be used in other documentaries with similar characteristics. The conclusions we have reached show that the director's structure relies on past documentaries as well as interviews of different personalities from within the Basque Country. He does this, in a sense, to give a name to the Basque conflict, something favored by those who have nationalistic tendencies. However, he does criticize the actions of the Partido Popular in the government over the years as a factor in the deterioration of the image of the State. This is mainly due to the fact that a high number of interviewees made negative references about the State’s security forces. We also have learned that the credibility of the people interviewed depends upon where they are situated within the film’s structure, as well as if other interviewees refute or endorse what they say."/>
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<meta name="DC.keywords" content="Keywords: documentary; terrorism; editing; Basque country; Medem; ETA."/>
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<meta name="DC.TERMS.bibliographicCitation" content="Paz-Rebollo, M.A.and Cabeza-San-Deogracias, J (2011) : "A modified representation of truth through the use of editing in the documentary La pelota vasca", at Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 66, pages 001 to 030. La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands): La Laguna University, retrieved on ___th of ____ of 2_______, from
DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-922-001-030-EN