The Autobiography of a Jeep

Root Event

werkleitz Festival 2008 Amerika

Parent Event

The Autobiography of a Jeep
US 1943
Autobiography of a Jeep (still)

Another key difference between German and American propaganda during World War II was the treatment of the individual. Whereas German propaganda the notion of a Volkskörper (racial corpus) was ubiquitous, and individual fates were almost never chronicled, American propaganda always focused on an individual; in this film it is expressed through the subjective narration of a jeep. It, too, was shown in occupied Germany as a reeducation film.

Video, 10 min

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