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Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

C. Claire Thomson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424134
eISBN:
9781474444712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first book-length study in English of a national corpus of state-sponsored informational film, this book traces how Danish shorts on topics including social welfare, industry, art and ... More


Structure and Agency: Shane Meadows and the New Regional Production Sectors

Jack Newsinger

in Shane Meadows: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676392
eISBN:
9780748693856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes a political economy approach to understand Shane Meadows' development as a filmmaker. By focussing on the institutional-industrial contexts of regional production, it is argued ... More


Between the Black Box and the White Cube

Nuno Barradas Jorge

in ReFocus: The Films of Pedro Costa: Producing and Consuming Contemporary Art Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474444538
eISBN:
9781474481106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444538.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 looks at Pedro Costa’s commissioned works by discussing numerous video installations created and displayed within the international art gallery circuit. The chapter contextualizes the ... More


We are a Little Land: Informational Film and Small-nation Cinema

C. Claire Thomson

in Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424134
eISBN:
9781474444712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Et lille land’ - a little land - is a trope of Danish identity which recurs in many of the short informational films about Denmark made from the 1930s to the 1960s. This chapter outlines why the ... More


Introduction: Shane's World

Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey, and Melanie Williams

in Shane Meadows: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748676392
eISBN:
9780748693856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter opens the book by positioning Shane Meadows in the landscape of contemporary British filmmaking before moving on to provide a brief career overview which emphasises the ... More


Ateyyat El Abnoudy: Poetic Realism in Egyptian Documentaries

Stefanie Van de Peer

in Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first case study deals with the ‘mother’ of Egyptian documentary making Ateyyat el Abnoudy, and traces her career as a lawyer, journalist and filmmaker. As a pioneer of politically engaged and ... More


Elsewheres of Healing: Trans-Indigenous Spaces in Elle-Máijá Apiniskim Tailfeathers’ Bihttoš

Troy Storfjell (Sámi)

in Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438056
eISBN:
9781474476591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter engages with the short film Bihttoš (Rebel, Canada and Norway, 2014), by the Sámi and Kainai Blackfoot filmmaker Elle-Máijá Apiniskim Tailfeathers, as a cinematic invocation of multiple ... More


Growth: Ode; Then, a Year; and Travis

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses all three of Reichardt’s experimental short films. Each contain elements of feminist ideology highlighting a mixture of social and cultural tensions pulled from news headlines. ... More


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