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The Marshall Plan films about Greece

concludes with visual rhymes: a montage of shots of the famous wall paintings of the Minoan women dancers of Knossos Palace intercut with shots of modern Greek teenage girls dancing along a traditional folk song (see figure 2.2 ). A sense of empowerment is conveyed as the modern young Greek women are compared with the ones of the Minoan society, where women occupied privileged, visible positions

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Offline and online games, branding and humanitarianism at the Roskilde Festival

asylum centres and the difficult daily life of living with illness. In the festive videos, we see the celebrities and spectators of the basketball match, the imaginative and colourful costumes of the different football teams as well as bodies dancing, drinking, playing, falling, colliding with each other, and embracing after a win. 44 Read together, the videos about the beneficiaries and the videos celebrating the community

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The United States Peace Corps in the early 1960s

with masks and shields, learns to drum the message ‘take me to your leader’ and practices a ‘tribal’ dance by throwing a spear at a dartboard. Patty also attempts to prepare ‘native’ foods, as ‘we have to live like the natives … share the same kind of living accommodation, eat the native food’. As Patty explains, ‘in certain parts of Africa grasshoppers are a rare delicacy’, and so she set out to

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Juvenile actors and humanitarian sentiment in the 1940s

like rehearsed recitations, and when the Russian boy performs a Cossack dance, it is the young performer’s accomplishments (more so than his character’s predicament) the film exploits for sentimental effect. The director’s initial screenplay specifies one of the orphans as ‘[the] cutest youngster, perhaps a Czechoslovakian, an alert, curious boy about five or six’. 64 In other words, the ‘United Nations children’ were from the

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