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Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport

Abstract

The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and previously overlooked cinematic diversity. With chapters on polar explorer films, silent cinema, documentaries, ethnographic and indigenous film, gender and ecology, as well as Hollywood and the USSR’s uses and abuses of the Arctic, this book provides a groundbreaking account of Arctic cinemas from 1898 to the present. Challenging dominant notions of the region in popular and political culture, it demonstrates ... More

Keywords: Arctic cinemas, Polar exploration, indigenous media, Inuit cinema, Sámi cinema, documentary film, transnational cinemas, Nordic cinemas, Canadian cinemas, Hollywood cinemas, ethnographic film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694174
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott MacKenzie, editor
Queen's University, Canada

Anna Westerstahl Stenport, editor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Introduction: What are Arctic Cinemas?

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport

Part 1 Global Indigeneity

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport

Part II Hollywood Hegemony

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport

Part III Ethnography and the Documentary Dilemma

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport

Part IV Myths and Modes of Exploration

Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport