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Създаването на филма „Време разделно” в контекста на Възродителния процес
Making the feature film Time of Violence in the context of the coercive name-change campaign

Author(s): Deyan Statulov
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents an aspect of the propagandistic practices in the state cultural policy, viz. the making and use of the feature film Time of Viiolence as a tool for manipulating public opinion in the coercive name-change campaign of the mid-1980s in Bulgaria. This campaign was a policy of assimilation of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turks. The coercive name-change campaign initiated by the communist authorities was called a ‘revival process’ in 1985. The author considers chronologically all the stages in the making of the film, going as far back in time as when Anton Donchev wrote his novel Time of Violence. The context of the novelisation, director’s choice, the concomitant production processes are gradually traced and analysed. The paper makes an attempt to comment the reviews and the film’s impact on the social and cultural life in this country and how the released film was used by the government for propagandist purposes.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 32-35
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English, Bulgarian