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„Nie ma polski bez Sahary!” „Kolonialne” filmy Michała Waszyńskiego
„There Is No Poland Without The Sahara!” Michał Waszyński’s “Colonial” films

Author(s): Natasza Korczarowska-Różycka
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Michał Waszyński; colonial films; colonialism

Summary/Abstract: In the article selected films by Michał Waszyński, made in the interwar period, are considered in the post-colonial and post-dependence perspective. These films – according to the author – are part of the colonial discourse of the popular variant, i.e. they refer to emotional arguments in order to raise support among the masses for Polish colonial policy. The analysed “exotic” films refer to petrified iconic patterns, thus becoming representative examples of kitsch defined as “the art of great longing”. Within the cultural policy of the government of the Second Republic heroic colonial narratives perform essential therapeutic and compensatory functions.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 92
  • Page Range: 22-42
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish