TITLE

Sun Mingjin and John Grierson, a Comparative Study of Early Chinese and British Documentary Film Movements

AUTHOR(S)
Ying Zhu; Tongdao Zhang
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Asian Cinema;Spring/Summer2006, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p230
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a comparative study of the role of film theorist John Grierson and director Sun Mingjin in early Chinese and British documentary film movements. The films made by Sun Mingjin bore witness to the evolving political, economic, social, and cultural landscapes of China in the 1930 to 1940s. The main difference between the two filmmakers' works was that Mingjin was more concerned with informing and educating the masses in science and technology, whereas Grierson was more concerned with the nature of the modern world and its implications for citizenship, both globally and locally.
ACCESSION #
21609896

 

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