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Filming politics : communism and the portrayal of the working class at the National Film Board of Canada, 1939-46

Author: Malek Khouri
Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, Canada : University of Calgary Press, ©2007.
Series: Cinemas off centre series, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Malek Khouri examines carefully a period at the National Film Board when its creative output and guiding principles reflected less the cultural mainstream, identifying instead more with the surging wave of International Communism. Beginning with an analysis of the political, cultural, and social milieu under which the institution was founded, Khouri highlights how these dynamics impacted the creation of the NFB. He  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Khouri, Malek, 1953-
Filming politics.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada : University of Calgary Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608082392
Named Person: John Grierson; Grierson, John <1898-1972>
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malek Khouri
ISBN: 9781552381991 1552381994
OCLC Number: 82772022
Description: ix, 278 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Social class and the NFB's early films in Canadian Film studies --
Canadian film culture before the NFB --
The development of a working-class counter-hegemonic movement: A historical survey --
The establishment of the NFB: a political and institutional overview --
Out of the depression and into the war: NFB films between 1939 and 1941 --
Workers and the politics of fighting fascism: NFB films between 1942 and 1945 --
Workers, democracy and social welfare in NFB films between 1942 and 1945 --
Stylisitc trends within the discourse of NFB war films --
The NFB in a moment of transition: Workers in NFB films between 1945 and 1946.
Series Title: Cinemas off centre series, 1.
Responsibility: Malek Khouri.
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