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Film in the Archive of Mediatized Politics

Dates:
  • Thu 19 May 2016 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2016-05-19 16:00 2016-05-19 18:00 Europe/Paris Film in the Archive of Mediatized Politics

The presentation will look back, focusing on film in the spectrum of media forms, specifically using documentary material to consider how film stores and reanimates the time of the political, the particular way politics, political constituencies and the mediatized forms of their articulation are configured historically. I will refer to forms such as the newsreel, the separately shot and relayed political speech and the reflexive documentary. For the latter, I will focus on Sukhdev’s Thoughts in a Museum (1968), to examine how the film positions the Nehru Memorial Museum in Delhi, its presentation of spaces and objects for the plebeian viewer, in relation to Films Division, the Indian government’s documentary film unit, as a repository of the Nehruvian imaginary.

Seminar Room 2 DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2

The presentation will look back, focusing on film in the spectrum of media forms, specifically using documentary material to consider how film stores and reanimates the time of the political, the particular way politics, political constituencies and the mediatized forms of their articulation are configured historically. I will refer to forms such as the newsreel, the separately shot and relayed political speech and the reflexive documentary. For the latter, I will focus on Sukhdev’s Thoughts in a Museum (1968), to examine how the film positions the Nehru Memorial Museum in Delhi, its presentation of spaces and objects for the plebeian viewer, in relation to Films Division, the Indian government’s documentary film unit, as a repository of the Nehruvian imaginary.


Location:
Seminar Room 2

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Discussant:
Luisa Passerini (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)

Contact:
Laura Borgese (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Ravi Vasudevan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi)

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Programme
 
 

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