Tuesday, 26 June 2007

HOW DID FILM AND DOCUMENTARY HELP CREATE ‘DICTATORSHIP” IN THE YEARS AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN ALBANIA

By Fatmir Terziu

Film and documentary have been significant element of propaganda techniques, which help to keep alive ‘dictatorship’ in the years after the Second World War in Albania. It can be said that dictatorship can be found surviving in both new and old forms, in exhibitions, and above all in the cinema. However, among all visual arts, the photography and especially the cinema found a full support in Albania at the beginning of the century. Within a few years from the invention of the photography and the cinema, even in the poor and little Albania the seventh art was joyfully and with no hesitation embraced (Leskaj, 2006).
According to MacKenzie “film represented a technological revolution” and “swiftly adopted the traditional dramatic forms of popular culture” and “carried them into new era” which lead by Constantine pointing out that ‘the influence of the cinema is no less important. It is the greatest advertising power in the world’ (MacKenzie, 1984:68 & Constantine, 1986:208).

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