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World Socialist Cinema: Alliances, Affinities, and Solidarities in the Global Cold War (Cinema Cultures in Contact #4) (Paperback)

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In this capacious transnational film history, renowned scholar Masha Salazkina proposes a groundbreaking new framework for understanding the cinematic cultures of twentieth-century socialism. Taking as a point of departure the vast body of work screened at the Tashkent International Festival of Cinemas of Asia, Africa, and Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s, World Socialist Cinema maps the circulation of films between the Soviet Bloc and the countries of the Global South in the mid- to late twentieth century, illustrating the distribution networks, festival circuits, and informal channels that facilitated this international network of artistic and intellectual exchange. Building on decades of meticulous archival work, this long-anticipated film history unsettles familiar stories to provide an alternative to Eurocentric, national, and regional narratives, rooted outside of the capitalist West.

About the Author

Masha Salazkina is Concordia Research Chair in Transnational Media Arts and Cultures at Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein’s Mexico and a coeditor of Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema and Global Perspectives on Amateur Film Histories and Cultures.

Praise For…

"World Socialist Cinema is an important and timely reminder that it is worth excavating and examining the legacy of Soviet culture in all its contradictions and complexity. In revealing its ways of building solidarity and alliances beyond neoliberal capitalism and its cultural production, Salazkina’s book shows the Tashkent festival to be a worthy place to start."
— Film Quarterly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780520393752
ISBN-10: 0520393759
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: June 13th, 2023
Pages: 388
Language: English
Series: Cinema Cultures in Contact