Making Films for Mao and Stalin? Joris Ivens and the Documentary Context
(Erik Martens) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 269-270
Ivens was born in 1898: the same year as Bertolt Brecht and Hans Eisler. And there are a number of striking parallels in their development. All three began their careers in the front line of the avant-garde movement. Their concerns were initially formal-artistic. Not long after, they embraced the communist doctrine and with great conviction produced work in accordance with the party ideology.
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