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Lights, camera, …protest! Austrian film-makers and the extreme right

Fiddler, Allyson (2012) Lights, camera, …protest! Austrian film-makers and the extreme right. Journal of European Popular Culture, 2 (1). pp. 5-18.

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Abstract

When the extreme-right, populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) and the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) formed a coalition government in February 2000 there was wide-spread international outcry, with the European Union placing sanctions on its co-member country pending an investigation into the party and its practices. In Austria itself, protest manifested itself in acts of regular street demonstrations and public debates, but artists, too, expressed their resistance to the new coalition government in a variety of forms. This article discusses a dozen short films from the series, ‘Die Kunst der Stunde ist Widerstand’/‘The Art of the Day is Resistance’ and explores the range of different aesthetic responses by film-makers in the series. The series offers far more than simply documents of the unrest. Instead, it provides extensive and innovative stimulus for critical engagement.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of European Popular Culture
Uncontrolled Keywords: Austria ; short film ; protest ; Film studies ; extreme right ; Resistance ; politics and aesthetics ; action • aesthetics • community • freedom • history • judgment • reflection ; Austrian culture and politics ; German cinema
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > European Languages & Cultures
ID Code: 52391
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2012 11:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52391

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