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    Reediting the war in Asia: Japanese newsreels in Spain (1931-1945)

    Centeno Martin, Marcos Pablo (2020) Reediting the war in Asia: Japanese newsreels in Spain (1931-1945). L'Atalante. Revista de Estudios Cinematograficos 29 , pp. 101-119. ISSN 1885-3730.

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    During the fifteen-year conflict in Asia (1931-1945), the Japanese industry of newsreels experienced ad extraordinary growth, prompted by the incidents in China in the thirties and by the propaganda needs particularly from 1940, when all news films were fused in Nippon News. The images on Asia seen in Spanish cinemas had been originated in the Japanese newsreels, at least until the last stage of the Pacific War. To a great extent, they reached Spain as versions of Nazi Germany’s newsreel Auslandstonwoche, but there were also other sources. This article seeks to cast light on the impact that the Japanese newsreel industry had on Spain, tracing how these images circulated and determine how they conditioned the local reception of the events in Asia.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Japanese Newsreels, Non-Fiction Film, Nippon News, Spanish Civil War, Franco, Pacific War, Manchukuo, Japanese Empire
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Marcos Pablo Centeno Martin
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 10:12
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:48


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