Screening the East

Screening the East

The book identifies and analyses a large number of films, from internationally successful box-office hits, to lesser-known productions, many of which are discussed here for the first time.

Author: Nick Hodgin

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857451294

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Screening the East considers German filmmakers' responses to unification. In particular, it traces the representation of the East German community in films made since 1989 and considers whether these narratives challenge or reinforce the notion of a separate East German identity. The book identifies and analyses a large number of films, from internationally successful box-office hits, to lesser-known productions, many of which are discussed here for the first time. Providing an insight into the films' historical and political context, it considers related issues such as stereotyping, racism, regional particularism and the Germans' confrontation with the past.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screening China s Soft Power

Screening China s Soft Power

As I suggest, Filming East has metamorphosed into an event that mirrors China's formal soft power strategy, ... The event's initial iteration took place in 2007 in Oxford, with screenings held in various university buildings, ...

Author: Paola Voci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317209430

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Promoting China's cultural soft power by disseminating modern Chinese values is one of the policies of President Xi Jinping. Although, it is usually understood as a top-down initiative, implemented willingly or unwillingly by writers, filmmakers, artists, and so on, and often manifesting itself in clumsy and awkward ways, for example, the concept of "the Chinese dream," intended to rival and perhaps appeal more strongly than "the American dream," modern Chinese values are in fact put forward in many ways by many different cultural actors. Through analyses of film festivals, CCTV, Confucius Institutes, auteurs, blockbusters, reality TV, and online digital cultures, this book exposes the limitations of China's officially promoted soft power in both conception and practice, and proposes a pluralistic approach to understanding Chinese soft power in local, regional, and transnational contexts. As such, the book demonstrates the limitations of existing theories of soft power, and argues that the US-derived concept of soft power can benefit from being examined from a China perspective.
Categories: Social Science

Utah BLM Statewide Wilderness Environmental Impact Statement Final South East Region

Utah BLM Statewide Wilderness Environmental Impact Statement   Final  South East Region

Solitude is limited in the central portion of the unit outside the canyon environment due to lack of vegetation screening , but increases in the northern and eastern portions of the WSA . In total , approximately 600 acres do not meet ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management. Utah State Office

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89038462669

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Screening Soviet Nationalities

Screening Soviet Nationalities

They boastfully reported on the Caucasian peasants' enthusiasm over newsreels on agricultural mechanization and on Turkmen nomads watching Lenin's funeral.75 In the Far East, open-air screenings allegedly competed with the Easter ...

Author: Oksana Sarkisova

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730404

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Filmmakers in the early decades of the Soviet Union sought to create a cinematic map of the new state by portraying its land and peoples on screen. Such films created blueprints of the Soviet domain's scenic, cultural and ethnographic perimeters and brought together - in many ways disparate - nations under one umbrella. Categorised as kulturfilms, they served as experimental grounds for developing the cinematic formulae of a multiethnic, multinational Soviet identity. Screening Soviet Nationalities examines the non-fictional representations of Soviet borderlands from the Far North to the Northern Caucasus and Central Asia between 1925-1940. Beginning with Dziga Vertov and his vision of the Soviet space as a unified, multinational mosaic, Oksana Sarkisova rediscovers films by Vladimir Erofeev, Vladimir Shneiderov, Alexander Litvinov, Mikhail Slutskii, Amo Bek-Nazarov, Mikhail Kalatozov, Roman Karmen and other filmmakers who helped construct an image of Soviet ethnic diversity and left behind a lasting visual legacy.The book contributes to our understanding of changing ethnographic conventions of representation, looks at studies of diversity despite the homogenising ambitions of the Soviet project, and reexamines methods of blending reality and fiction as part of both ideological and educational agendas. Using a wealth of unexplored archival evidence from the Russian State Documentary Film and Photo Archive (RGAKFD) as well as the Gosfilmofond state film archive, Sarkisova examines constructions of exoticism, backwardness and Soviet-driven modernity through these remarkable and underexplored historical travelogues.
Categories: Social Science

Screening Nostalgia

Screening Nostalgia

between East and West seemed to resist unification on the basis of proclaimed cultural differences. The terms “East” and “West” had become entrenched in common use, and seemed to imply “a meaningful axis of social classification from ...

Author: Alexandra Ludewig

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839414620

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

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The Heimat film genre, assumed to be outdated by so many, is very much alive. Who would have thought that this genre - which has been almost unanimously denounced within academic circles, but which seems to resonate so deeply with the general public - would experience a renaissance in the 21st century? The genre's recent resurgence is perhaps due less to an obsession with generic storylines and stereotyped figures than to a basic human need for grounding that has resulted in a passionate debate about issues of past and present. This book traces the history of the Heimat film genre from the early mountain films to Fatih Akin's contemporary interpretations of Heimat.
Categories: Social Science

Screening and Preventive Diagnosis with Radiological Imaging

Screening and Preventive Diagnosis with Radiological Imaging

This basic aspect apart, it is helpful to compare the results of 2 years of nationwide hip screening with earlier data back of those days when a general screening had been established in neither East nor West Germany, and to take a look ...

Author: Maximilian F Reiser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540498315

Category: Medical

Page: 363

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This book provides clinicians with a broader understanding of screening and preventive diagnosis using radiological imaging. The first part of the book is dedicated to the fundamentals of screening and preventive diagnosis. The second part of the book discusses the most important practical examples of radiological screening and surveillance, both for unselected populations, as well as for individual risk groups.
Categories: Medical

Screening Torture

Screening Torture

Livia Alexander is executive director of ArteEast, an international nonprofit organization that supports and promotes artists from the Middle East and its diasporas by raising awareness of their work through public events, exhibitions, ...

Author: Michael Flynn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526975

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Before 9/11, films addressing torture outside of the horror/slasher genre depicted the practice in a variety of forms. In most cases, torture was cast as the act of a desperate and depraved individual, and the viewer was more likely to identify with the victim rather than the torturer. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, scenes of brutality and torture in mainstream comedies, dramatic narratives, and action films appear for little other reason than to titillate and delight. In these films, torture is devoid of any redeeming qualities, represented as an exercise in brutal senselessness carried out by authoritarian regimes and institutions. This volume follows the shift in the representation of torture over the past decade, specifically in documentary, action, and political films. It traces and compares the development of this trend in films from the United States, Europe, China, Latin America, South Africa, and the Middle East. Featuring essays by sociologists, psychologists, historians, journalists, and specialists in film and cultural studies, the collection approaches the representation of torture in film and television from multiple angles and disciplines, connecting its aesthetics and practices to the dynamic of state terror and political domination.
Categories: Social Science

Screening Art

Screening Art

Modernist Aesthetics and the Socialist Imaginary in East German Cinema Seán Allan. during the siege of Leningrad that won an award at the Venice Film Festival largely on account of its highly experimental cinematography, ...

Author: Seán Allan

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785339684

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

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With internationalist aspirations and wide-ranging historical perspectives, East German films about artists and their work became hotly contested spaces in which filmmakers could look beyond the GDR and debate the impact of contemporary cultural policy on the reception of their pre-war cultural heritage. Spanning newsreels, documentaries, and feature films, Screening Art is the first full-length investigation into a genre that has been largely overlooked in studies of DEFA, the state-owned Eastern German film studio. As it shows, “artist-films” played an essential role in the development of new paradigms of socialist art in postwar Europe.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film

Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film

For the city, programs in city parks and streets helped to “keep the city cool” in the summertime, which officials described in their fiscal reports as a necessary form of riot prevention.24 The Potheads: Making Movies in the Lower East ...

Author: Allyson Nadia Field

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478005605

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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Although overlooked by most narratives of American cinema history, films made for purposes outside of theatrical entertainment dominated twentieth-century motion picture production. This volume adds to the growing study of nontheatrical films by focusing on the ways filmmakers developed and audiences encountered ideas about race, identity, politics, and community outside the borders of theatrical cinema. The contributors to Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film examine the place and role of race in educational films, home movies, industry and government films, anthropological films, and church films as well as other forms of nontheatrical filmmaking. From filmic depictions of Native Americans and films by 1920s African American religious leaders to a government educational film about the unequal treatment of Latin American immigrants, these films portrayed—for various purposes and intentions—the lives of those who were mostly excluded from the commercial films being produced in Hollywood. This volume is more than an examination of a broad swath of neglected twentieth-century filmmaking; it is a reevaluation of basic assumptions about American film culture and the place of race within it. Contributors. Crystal Mun-hye Baik, Jasmyn R. Castro, Nadine Chan, Mark Garrett Cooper, Dino Everett, Allyson Nadia Field, Walter Forsberg, Joshua Glick, Tanya Goldman, Marsha Gordon, Noelle Griffis, Colin Gunckel, Michelle Kelley, Todd Kushigemachi, Martin L. Johnson, Caitlin McGrath, Elena Rossi-Snook, Laura Isabel Serna, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, Dan Streible, Lauren Tilton, Noah Tsika, Travis L. Wagner, Colin Williamson
Categories: Performing Arts