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Research on 'Newsreel' as a Political Avant-garde

정치적 전위 예술로서 '뉴스릴' 연구 분석

  • 김재홍 (서원대학교 공연영상학과)
  • Received : 2018.07.04
  • Accepted : 2018.07.31
  • Published : 2018.08.28

Abstract

When newsreel was organized in 1967, it was a small but strong revolution. New York newsreel became the third world newsreel in 1972. The third world newsreel clearly stated that the purpose of the organization should be the alternative provision of the Television news. They also notified the revolution of the production system and the distribution system. Christine Choy who actively worked at the Third world newsreel succeeded the spirit of the organization through her works. Through the third world newsreel and Christine Choy who was the representative of the organization, this article is dealing with the mode of production and the style and the aesthetics of the Newsreel. Their activities were originally political and always controversial. They agonized who should be the film maker, how should be the distribution system. Through the strong arguments, the group had acquired not only collective identity but also collective production. Those collaborations had become the foundation of their works. Christine Choy has been a key figure of the Third world newsreel and her films has focused on the racial problem and gender problem. Her works have always been political and historical.

Keywords

Alternative Cinema;Political Avant-garde;Newsreel;Christine Choy

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