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Dissident Images: Radical Film in Britain since 1990

Presence, Steve


Steve Presence


This is an academic monograph aimed at scholars, students and a general public interested in politically-engaged film culture. The subject of the book, as the subtitle suggests, is ‘radical’ (left-wing) film culture in Britain since 1990. The use of the word ‘radical’ and its relationship to film culture, aesthetics and left- and right-wing politics will be explored in the introduction, which will situate the book in relation to previous periods of radical film culture in the UK and discuss the need to address its principal research question: what constitutes contemporary radical film culture in Britain? This question informs the chapter structure, which explores the key contemporary manifestations of radical film Britain: video-activism; independent feature documentaries; radical film on TV; radical exhibition organisations; key oppositional auteurs; and radical film in the gallery space.

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jan 1, 2020
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Presence, S. (2020). Dissident Images: Radical Film in Britain since 1990. Intellect
Keywords radical film, activism, documentary, film culture

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