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The Visual Re-Creation of Black People in a "White" Country: Oscar Micheaux and Swedish Film Culture in the 1920s

Tommy Gustafsson
Cinema Journal
Vol. 47, No. 4 (Summer, 2008), pp. 30-49
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20484411
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The Visual Re-Creation of Black People in a "White" Country: Oscar Micheaux and Swedish Film Culture in the 1920s
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Abstract

This article examines the fate of three films made by black independent filmmaker Oscar Micheaux that were exported to Sweden in the 1920s. The article also aims to analyze Swedish silent film culture, and, by means of its structure explain the treatment, when it came to censorship and advertising practices, that Micheaux's films received in Sweden.

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