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Confronting the Past: Trauma, History and Memory in Wajda's Film

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Confronting the Past : Trauma, History and Memory in Wajda's Film. / Bondebjerg, Ib.

In: Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, Vol. XI, No. 20, 30.05.2013, p. 37-51.

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Harvard

Bondebjerg, I 2013, 'Confronting the Past: Trauma, History and Memory in Wajda's Film', Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, vol. XI, no. 20, pp. 37-51. <https://repozytorium.amu.edu.pl/jspui/bitstream/10593/7060/1/Ib%20Bondebjerg%20-%20Confronting%20the%20Past.%20Trauma,%20History%20and%20Memory%20in%20Wajda's%20film.pdf>

APA

Bondebjerg, I. (2013). Confronting the Past: Trauma, History and Memory in Wajda's Film. Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, XI(20), 37-51. https://repozytorium.amu.edu.pl/jspui/bitstream/10593/7060/1/Ib%20Bondebjerg%20-%20Confronting%20the%20Past.%20Trauma,%20History%20and%20Memory%20in%20Wajda's%20film.pdf

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Bondebjerg I. Confronting the Past: Trauma, History and Memory in Wajda's Film. Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication. 2013 May 30;XI(20):37-51.

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Bondebjerg, Ib. / Confronting the Past : Trauma, History and Memory in Wajda's Film. In: Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication. 2013 ; Vol. XI, No. 20. pp. 37-51.

Bibtex

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