The Maison and Its Minor: Lumière(s), Film History, and the Early Archive

Katherine Ellen Groo

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This article examines three distinct examples of expedition filmmaking in the Lumière archive: the Village Ashanti series, Alexandre Promio’s North African street scenes, and Repas d’Indiens , a single shot from Mexico City. Taking departure as a historical fact and a critical tool, this article explores the visual, epistemological, and archival instabilities that the expedition films produce.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-48
Number of pages24
JournalCinema Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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