Televising the Famine: An Audiovisual Representation of the Famine in Northern Sweden, 1867–1868
2017 (English)In: Collegium : Studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, ISSN 1796-2986, E-ISSN 1796-2986, Vol. 22, 103-118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the 1970s, historical documentarists Olle Häger and Hans Villius at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation made both a documentary and a dramatic television production about the famine years of the 1860s. The productions indicate that a class perspective dominated popular culture at the time. Yet, not least the documentary ("Ett satans år," [One Year of Satan] 1977) is evidence of how media producers sought to communicate seriously about famine in the past, at the same time relating to contemporary issues.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki, 2017. Vol. 22, 103-118 p.
famine;history;uses of the past;documentary film; television programme;1867
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-136473OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-136473DiVA: diva2:1088401
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