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date: 09 August 2020

social problem film (social cinema, social consciousness cinema) 

A Dictionary of Film Studies

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

A type of fiction film in which social issues motivate plot and action, and dramatic conflict revolves around protagonists’ interactions with social institutions. From the earliest years of cinema, prominent social concerns and causes of the day have provided fruitful material for fiction films the world over: Finland, where one of the earliest locally made films, ... ...

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