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Activism and Advocacy: The Depression Era

Jeffrey Geiger

in American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621477
eISBN:
9780748670796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4 ranges between the late 1920s and the Second World War, charting the ‘invention’ of documentary film and outlining the social functions for which it commonly came to be known. The idea of ... More


Documentary Mappings

Igor Krstić

in Slums on Screen: World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406864
eISBN:
9781474421928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406864.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the 1920s and 1930s as a constitutive phase of the documentary film, as well as on the genre’s initial relation to cities (and, by extension, their slums). It introduces the ... More


Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Alison J. Murray Levine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940414
eISBN:
9781789629408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Vivre Ici analyzes a selection of films from the vast viewing landscape of contemporary French documentary film, a genre that has experienced a renaissance in the past twenty years. The films are ... More


Sensational Remediations

Igor Krstić

in Slums on Screen: World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406864
eISBN:
9781474421928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406864.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes the decade of the birth of cinema, the 1890s, as a vantage point and tackles the question of how, by that time, the slum has become a topic of high visibility in various media. The ... More


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