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The Cinema of Small Nations

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie


The guiding premise of this book is that careful analysis of a range of small national cinemas can suggest a number of conceptual models for understanding the persistence of the nation in various transnational constellations. A dozen case studies have been selected to provide a broad geographical spread including Iceland, Denmark, Scotland, Ireland, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand, Cuba, Tunisia and Burkina Faso. These have been selected in relation to four major definitions – population size, geographical scale, GNP and relationship to a dominant or ruling nation. In film ... More

Keywords: small nations, small national cinemas, globalisation, internationalisation, national film industries, cultural expression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625369
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mette Hjort, editor

Duncan Petrie, editor

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Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

Part One Europe

1. Denmark

Mette Hjort

2. Iceland

Björn Norðfjörð

3. Ireland

Martin Mcloone

4. Scotland

Jonathan Murray

5. Bulgaria

Dina Iordanova

Part Two Asia and Oceania

6. Hong Kong

Ackbar Abbas

7. Singapore

See Kam Tan and Jeremy Fernando

8. Taiwan

James Udden

9. New Zealand

Duncan Petrie

Part Three The Americas and Africa

10. Cuba

Ana M. López

II. Burkina Faso

Eva Jørholt

12. Tunisia Florence Martin

Florence Martin