Post-Revolution Nonfiction Film: Building the Soviet and Cuban Nations

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Indiana University Press, 20 mar. 2013 - 290 páginas

In the charged atmosphere of post-revolution, artistic and political forces often join in the effort to reimagine a new national space for a liberated people. Joshua Malitsky examines nonfiction film and nation building to better understand documentary film as a tool used by the state to create powerful historical and political narratives. Drawing on newsreels and documentaries produced in the aftermath of the Russian revolution of 1917 and the Cuban revolution of 1959, Malitsky demonstrates the ability of nonfiction film to help shape the new citizen and unify, edify, and modernize society as a whole. Post-Revolution Nonfiction Film not only presents a critical historical view of the politics, rhetoric, and aesthetics shaping post-revolution Soviet and Cuban culture but also provides a framework for understanding the larger political and cultural implications of documentary and nonfiction film.

 

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Revolutionary Rupture and National Stability
1
Part One
35
Part Two
87
Part Three
153
Notes
217
Bibliography
239
Filmography
259
Index
267
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Sobre el autor (2013)

Joshua Malitsky is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University Bloomington.

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