• Ciara ChambersEmail author
  • Mats Jönsson
  • Roel Vande Winkel
Part of the Global Cinema book series (GLOBALCINE)


This introduction outlines the international history and development of the newsreel, touching on its production and distribution contexts as well as its place in the cinema programme. It considers the commercial concerns of the newsreel producers, censorship, propaganda and audiences. It contextualises the international case studies provided within this framework and there is a focus on content analysis, historiography, preservation and digitization initiatives as well as the reuse or repackaging of newsreel content. The introduction also considers the current state of newsreel studies and calls for much-needed research into the geographical regions that are not included in this book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ciara Chambers
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mats Jönsson
    • 2
  • Roel Vande Winkel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Film and Screen MediaUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  2. 2.Department of Cultural SciencesUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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