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Soviet Filmmakers in Ideological Campaigns 1946-1953
Cinematography in the postwar period was in deep crisis. Strict censorship by the state resulted in a marked decrease in the number of films. At the same time, the crisis of film production coincided with the ideological campaign against the "rootless cosmopolitans". They were accused of escalating the crisis in Soviet industry. The present paper describes a proposed study that will focus on a specific historical case study covering the period, in order to demonstrate how the ideological campaign affected the effectiveness of the Soviet filmmakers` work and their lives. The study examines three levels of the campaign: public, voice-over and national.