Abstract by Dina Iordanova
More than three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) and the end of the Soviet Union (1991), the archival legacy of the countries from this part of the world remains largely unknown and unintegrated in the general historical narratives. From the contribution of female documentarians through matters of representations of work and the use of factual film footage as a public forum, there are numerous major figures and films that would need to be dusted off and brought into the public eye. In this talk, l will discuss the main characteristics — aesthetic and thematic — of what l believe to be a minimally necessary addition to an integrated and comprehensive audiovisual heritage.
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