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Imperial Projections Screening the German Colonies


Fuhrmann, Wolfgang (2015). Imperial Projections Screening the German Colonies. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Abstract

The beginning of filmmaking in the German colonies coincided with colonialism itself coming to a standstill. Scandals and economic stagnation in the colonies demanded a new and positive image of their value for Germany. By promoting business and establishing a new genre within the fast growing film industry, films of the colonies were welcomed by organizations such as the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft (German Colonial Society). The films triggered patriotic feelings but also addressed the audience as travelers, explorers, wildlife protectionists, and participants in unique cultural events. This book is the first in-depth analysis of colonial filmmaking in the Wilhelmine Era.

Abstract

The beginning of filmmaking in the German colonies coincided with colonialism itself coming to a standstill. Scandals and economic stagnation in the colonies demanded a new and positive image of their value for Germany. By promoting business and establishing a new genre within the fast growing film industry, films of the colonies were welcomed by organizations such as the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft (German Colonial Society). The films triggered patriotic feelings but also addressed the audience as travelers, explorers, wildlife protectionists, and participants in unique cultural events. This book is the first in-depth analysis of colonial filmmaking in the Wilhelmine Era.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Cinema Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
900 History
Language:English
Date:May 2015
Deposited On:19 Nov 2015 09:48
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 15:03
Publisher:Berghahn Books
Series Name:Film Europa
Volume:17
Number of Pages:322
ISBN:978-1-78238-697-1
Related URLs:http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=FuhrmannImperial (Publisher)

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