Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This essay studies three documentary shorts on schools in the United States, France, and premandate Palestine that were made in the wake of World War II. Documentation from film archives, manuscript collections, newspapers, periodicals, and educational curricula shows how the shorts were produced for postwar internationalism and later repurposed by US film institutions within midcentury discourses of progressive schooling. Local newspapers reveal how organizations adopted, negotiated, and ignored distribution mandates when they screened the films. The history of the travels of these shorts provides new contours on the expanding historiography of useful educational film.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-3905
Print ISSN
0892-2160
Pages
pp. 1-24
Launched on MUSE
2017-11-18
Open Access
No
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