Imperial Projections: Screening the German Colonies

Imperial Projections: Screening the German Colonies

by Wolfgang Fuhrmann

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ISBN-13: 9781785335136
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Series: Film Europa , #17
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Wolfgang Fuhrmann teaches film at the University of Zurich’s Department of Film Studies. From 2005–2008 he was Director of the DFG Research Project “Film and Ethnography in Germany 1900–1930,” and has held teaching positions in Germany, Switzerland, and the Americas. He has published on German colonial cinema, early ethnographic filmmaking, historical film reception, and transnational film history.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Introduction

PART I: THE BEGINNING OF COLONIAL FILM CULTURE IN IMPERIAL GERMANY

Chapter 1. From the Variety Theatre to the German Colonial Society

Chapter 2. Carl Müller: A Colonial Film Maker

Chapter 3. The DKG’s Film Shows: The Colonies in Motion

PART II: ADDRESSING THE MASSES

Chapter 4. The ‘Hottentot Election’ of 1907

Chapter 5. The DKG’s Kinematographenkampagne

Chapter 6. Rise and Fall of the Kinemtographenkampagne

PART III: ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKING IN THE COLONIES

Chapter 7. Karl Weule in German East Africa

Chapter 8. The Expedition in Context: Modern German Ethnography

Chapter 9. Filming in the Colonies: Training and Improvisation

PART IV: TOURISM, ENTERTAINMENT, AND COLONIAL IDEOLOGY

Chapter 10. Colonial Films in Public Cinema

Chapter 11. The Colonial Travelogue

Chapter 12. Colonial Films in Transition: Robert Schumann’s Comeback

PART V: COLONIAL FILM PROPAGANDA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Chapter 13. Setting Up Colonial War Propaganda

Chapter 14. The Deutsche Kolonial-Filmgesellschaft (DEUKO)

Conclusion

Filmography

Bibliography

Index

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