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NEIA, Lucas Martins  and  SANTOS, Andreza Patricia Almeida. National and Global in Brazilian Telenovela: Cultural Identities, Contemporary Imaginaries and Offer on VoD. Comun. soc [online]. 2020, vol.17, e7484.  Epub Aug 30, 2021. ISSN 0188-252X.

The paper discusses national and global interactions from Orphans of a Nation (Órfãos da Terra, Globo, 2019), a Brazilian telenovela that approaches the refugee drama and proposes a new logic in the offering of long-form TV fictions on Video on Demand systems. It is argued that telenovela’s format seeks to keep the centrality in the Brazilian audiovisual scene by investing on fusing melodramatic narratives with contemporary technologies and imaginaries shared around the globe. Reflecting this dialogical relationship, the Brazil of Orphans of a Nation embodies the refuge - where the national identity is supported by cultural diversity.

Keywords : Brazilian telenovela; national; global; refuge; Video on Demand.

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