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Les représentations des guerres coloniales et impériales perpétrées par l'Empire britannique dans l'imaginaire cinématographique

Abstract : Our study aims to examine evolution of representations in colonial cinema. It tries to report mentalities which dominate the population in a specific period. This reflection is made of a sixteen movies corpus, mostly Europeans. The first one came out in 1935 and the last one in 2005, which represents a seventy years’ period. Our analysis attempts to observe the way the protagonists were staged within these movies. It’s a question of seeing how they are depicted, if these representations are real and if they convey processes appropriate to this production period. Racist aspect is an essential point of our work. This study intends to show the links that unite racism and its stereotypes with film objects. It seems that clichés are shown on the screen during the first realizations. The question is : Will they continue or will they disappear ? And if so, when? Thus, our intention is to establish gaps in the constituted corpus, while we’re trying to show the permanencies that characterize this cinema. Our historiographical approach is linked with post-colonialism. The goal is not to abandon any actor of colonial expansion. Despite the heterogeneity of our corpus, we are interested in all individuals, whether Europeans or colonists, but also women, animals… Our study seeks to show the importance of links that cinema maintains with authority and politics. The seventh art is closely imbricated with those who govern, censorship occupying a central place in war cinema. It is influenced by the context and climate of its time, which entails necessary adjustments.
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Florentin Ribot. Les représentations des guerres coloniales et impériales perpétrées par l'Empire britannique dans l'imaginaire cinématographique. Histoire. 2019. ⟨dumas-02497178⟩



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