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The Europeanization of CinemaInterzones and Imaginative Communities$
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Randall Halle

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038457

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038457.001.0001

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The German-Polish Interzone

(p.76) Chapter 3 Contiguous
The Europeanization of Cinema

Randall Halle

University of Illinois Press

This chapter explores German–Polish film relations. World War II created a caesura between Germany and Poland. For years, the complex connectivity that existed in the region was broken and instead dissociation characterized relations. The chapter examines the tentative conciliation of the two regions, focusing on documentary film. It begins with the work of a few documentarists who headed east at the time of the Wende, the moment of the collapse of the East Block. In bucking trends and heading east they captured images that ultimately speak more to the future of Europe. They not only documented important moments of “first contact,” they literally envisioned relationships that are still developing today.

Keywords:   German-Polish relations, Germany, Poland, documentary film, Wende, East Block, European cinema

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