From the Movies to Chicken Rice: Narration no Utopias
cuban cinema, anthropology, food enculturation
This article starts from social-symbolic anthropology taking meals in Cuban cinema as a specific topic The mention elaboration ingestion or simple presence of food in the film will serve as an indicator to diagnose the nature of that presence in the plot in relation to its social context Content analysis will be the applied technique Since most Cuban fiction films contain elements alluding to food the film Barrio Cuba 2005 will be taken as a particular case study because it constitutes a masterpiece in the career of Humberto Sol s Brief notes will also be added in relation to the films Lejan a 1985 Hasta cierto punto 1983 Miel para Osh n 2001 y La ltima cena 1976 In general the eating habits reflected in the confronted movies are representative of reality On the other hand food already appears as a sign of socio-class affiliation and indicates social inequalities and differences in the purchasing power of the population
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