ViCTOR-E - Visual Culture of Trauma, Obliteration and Reconstruction in Post-WW II Europe
VICTOR-E is the acronym for Visual Culture of Trauma, Obliteration and Reconstruction in Post-WW II Europe and the title of an international research project that explores non-fiction films about the rebuilding of local, national and transnational communities across Europe in the period from 1945-1956. VICTOR-E looks at and examines how audiovisual representations of public spaces – and particularly the documentation of war damage and of reconstruction efforts –, have shaped the politics, policies and polities of post-WW II Europe.
One result of the VICTOR-E project is the creation of a thematic collection of films relevant to the research topic here on the European Film Gateway. From mid-September 2021 on users will be able to view and research films depicting the reconstruction efforts in Italy, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.
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 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).
Learn more about the VICTOR-E project and its goals here.
Find a selection of some project-related films already accessible through EFG here.