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Screened Encounters: The Leipzig Documentary Film Festival

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Volume 1

Film and the Global Cold War

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Screened Encounters

The Leipzig Documentary Film Festival

Caroline Moine
Translated from the French by John Barrett
Preface by Dina Iordanova
Edited by Skyler J. Arndt-Briggs

302 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-909-7 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (September 2018)

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Established in 1955, the Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival became a central arena for staging the cultural politics of the German Democratic Republic, both domestically and in relation to West Germany and the rest of the world. Screened Encounters represents the definitive history of this key event, recounting the political and artistic exchanges it enabled from its founding until German reunification, and tracing the outsize influence it exerted on international cultural relations during the Cold War.

Caroline Moine is Assistant Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Her research on the cultural history of the Cold War has been widely published in French, German, and English.

Subject: Film Studies Postwar History
Area: Germany


Dina Iordanova

Introduction: A Festival at the Heart of the Cold War

Chapter 1. The Genesis of the Leipzig Film Festival
Chapter 2. Opening to the World
Chapter 3. Between Propaganda and Cinéma Vérité
Chapter 4. When the Tide Turns…
Chapter 5. Documentaries with a Human Face
Chapter 6. Documentaries in the Service of International Solidarity
Chapter 7. Wide-Angle on Socialist Society
Chapter 8. Don’t Wait for Better Times
Chapter 9. An Opening to the East?
Chapter 10. Revolution: On Screen, On the Street


Archives and Sources
Referenced Films

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