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The conscience of cinema [electronic resource] : the films of Joris Ivens 1912-1989 /
Thomas Waugh.
imprint
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2016.
description
779 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9089647538, 9789089647535
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Book
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imprint
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press 2016.
isbn
9089647538
9789089647535
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
This is the first book to survey the entire career of Joris Ivens, a prolific documentary filmmaker who worked on every continent over the course of seven decades. More than a biography of a leftist committed to changing the world through film, 'The Conscience of Cinema' is also a microcosmic history of the documentary and its form, culture, and place within twentieth-century world cinema. Ivens worked in almost every genre, including the essay, compilation, hybrid dramatization, socialist realism, and more. Whether in his native Netherlands, the Soviet Union, the United States, Vietnam, or beyond, he left an indelible artistic and political mark that continues to resonate in the twenty-first century.
catalogue key
11052384
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 711-737), filmography (pages 701-710) and index.

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