The Avant Garde Cinem Born Out Of A Ravaged Post World War I Europe

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The avant-garde cinema was born out of a ravaged post-World War I Europe in the 1920s. Various visual artists and writers took upon themselves to deride and challenge the conventional notions of plot, character, and setting, as they saw them as limiting and bourgeois. The aim of these artists was to point out how narrative films were artificial as well as contest the notion that there was only one way of filmmaking. “We should also add that internationally, experimental art was at that time closely connected with the political context of the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the overall social unrest that would bring on the 1968 revolution in Paris, Prague, and the US. So at a global level, political debate was being combined with cultural protest.” (Baron) Experimental films in Spain during the Franco regime was considered as a the revolutionary art as it challenged both the politics and aesthetics. Filmmakers created alternative films which were not like the standard films. These filmmakers were politically committed to bringing down not only Franco’s regime but also the film industry itself. It was considered a form of silent protest in Spain. (Baron)
With the current wars and unrest around the world, I would like to create and curate a program that features themes of War and its effect. The program specifically will aim to look at how people deal with living through war. The program will contain films from the past and present. It will highlight the atrocities of war and…

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