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Photo-Cinematographic Documentary Legacies of Counterinsurgency in French Colonial Vietnam

Academy of Film (August 29, 2013)

CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM : Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia (including Hong Kong/Macau) Conference

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MAJOR SPEAKER : Bloom, Peter
LENGTH : 26 min.
ACCESS : Open to all
SUMMARY : Indochina has been abundantly represented in an extensive French colonial photographic and cinematographic archive. The political context for colonial Vietnam has served as an important test case for population-centric French counterinsurgency tactics of military and social pacification. This paper examines how an ethnographically conceived strategic notion of milieu social relied upon a documentary aesthetic register developed in early photographic and postcard collections in relation to French colonial educational cinema during the interwar period.  [Go to the full record in the library's catalogue]

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