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How would you articulate the bell hooks’s notion of “oppositional gaze” with the way the bodies are positioned
in the films Alma no Olho (Zózimo Bulbul, 1973) and K’bela (Yasmin Thayná, 2018)? What would you say
about the place of gender in the films?

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