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Imperial projections : screening the German colonies

Author: Wolfgang Fuhrmann
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2015]
Series: Film Europa.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Fuhrmann
ISBN: 9781782386971 1782386971 9781785335136 1785335138
OCLC Number: 896862077
Description: x, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The beginning of colonial film culture in Imperial Germany. From the variety theatre to the German colonial society --
Carl Muller: a colonial film maker --
The DKG's film shows: the colonies in motion --
Addressing the masses. The 'Hottentot election' of 1907 --
The DKG's Kinematographenkampagne --
Rise and fall of the Kinemtographenkampagne --
Ethnographic filmmaking in the colonies --
Karl Weule in German East Africa --
The expedition in context: modern German ethnography --
Filming in the Colonies: Training and Improvisation --
Tourism, Entertainment, and Colonial Ideology. Colonial Films in Public Cinema --
The colonial travelogue --
Colonial films in transition: Robert Schumann's comeback --
Colonial film propaganda during the First World War. Setting up colonial war propaganda --
The Deutsche Kolonial-filmgesellschaft (DEUKO) --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Film Europa.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Fuhrmann.

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