Post-Revolution Nonfiction Film: Building the Soviet and by Joshua Malitsky

By Joshua Malitsky

In the charged surroundings of post-revolution, inventive and political forces usually take part the trouble to reimagine a brand new nationwide area for a liberated humans. Joshua Malitsky examines nonfiction movie and country construction to raised comprehend documentary movie as a device utilized by the kingdom to create robust historic and political narratives. Drawing on newsreels and documentaries produced within the aftermath of the Russian revolution of 1917 and the Cuban revolution of 1959, Malitsky demonstrates the facility of nonfiction movie to assist form the hot citizen and unify, edify, and modernize society as an entire. Post-Revolution Nonfiction movie not just provides a severe ancient view of the politics, rhetoric, and aesthetics shaping post-revolution Soviet and Cuban tradition but additionally offers a framework for realizing the bigger political and cultural implications of documentary and nonfiction film.

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