Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses the proposal that during the period under discussion here media images were more than just an inspiration and an enabler of various events in Europe. It goes beyond the observations of the uniqueness of the politically committed documentary, and tries to determine what happened to the political documentary in Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. The European films mentioned in this article were made before the collapse of the Eastern European dictatorships. The article also explains the use of television and other digital media in the people's revolutions of the former Communist bloc as a modern evolution of the politically committed documentary.
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