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Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

C. Claire Thomson


The first book-length study in English of a national corpus of state-sponsored informational film, this book traces how Danish shorts on topics including social welfare, industry, art and architecture were commissioned, funded, produced and reviewed from the inter-war period to the 1960s. For three decades, state-sponsored short filmmaking educated Danish citizens, promoted Denmark to the world, and shaped the careers of renowned directors like Carl Th. Dreyer. Examining the life cycle of a representative selection of films, and discussing their preservation and mediation in the digital age, t ... More

Keywords: Danish cinema, Useful cinema, Informational cinema, Short film, Kulturfilm, National cinema, Actor-Network Theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474424134
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Claire Thomson, author
University College London