Developed in the framework of the international research project "ViCTOR-E: Visual Culture of Trauma, Obliteration and Reconstruction in Post-WW II Europe" the online exhibition "Frames of Reconstruction. Realities and Visions of Recovering Europe. Documentary Film in Postwar Visual Culture" tells a visual history of the European postwar reconstruction that was unfolding across the continent from 1944 until 1956. It does so through the powerful medium of non-fiction film that became a witness, a political agent, and a crucial tool of communication of the transformative era. Audiovisual sources like newsreels, short documentaries, and amateur films are accompanied by other telling media like posters and photos as well as memories of eyewitnesses from Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, and Italy.
ViCTOR-E is a collaborative research project of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Germany, Università degli Studi di Udine Italy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne France, in cooperation with the Deutsches Filminstitut und Filmmuseum Frankfurt, the Centre National de la Cinématographie Paris, the National Film Archive in Prague, the Archivio Nazionale Cinema Impresa in Ivrea, and the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE).
The exhibition was created in partnership with the European Film Gateway portal. EFG also made available a thematic collection with films focusing on the post-WWII era.
Visit the online exhibition by following this link: frames-reconstruction.eu/