Oral and photographic testimonials: reports of memories of cultural actions of Mobral in the sertaneja community

ABSTRACT This article is a review of a research carried out in the period from 2015 to 2018, in the backlands of Alagoas, focused on the actions developed in the Mobral Cultural Program, implemented by the Brazilian Movement of Literacy (Mobral), based on oral history, Alberti (2008) and Bosi (1994), focusing on interviews as well as the photograph of Cartier-Bresson (1971), Guran (2011) and Leite (1993). It aimed to present the memorialistic narratives from the mentioned sources of two subjects inserted in the context of the cultural activities of such Movement, arising from the inquiries: the presence of cultural actions encouraged by the cultural Mobral caused the valorization of the sertaneja popular culture? What are the meanings for the sertanejos regarding the cultural initiatives offered? The oral and visual sources brought new reflections about the place - Sertão Alagoano - and it made us realize the resignifications that were possible in a Movement with the dimension that Mobral had, by the epoch of the Civil-Military Dictatorship.