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Chuck Norris vs Communism

Given the recent news of the final production of VHS recorders in Japan, I recommend this documentary which illustrates the power of the medium. It tells the story of how illegal copies of Western films became distributed through Communist Romania, how one translator became an anonymous hero, and how the stories inspired a nation:

Highly recommended - should be available on Netflix.

Related is this video essay by Aleksandra Domanović called Turbo Sculpture, discussing how western pop culture had an impact in ex-Yogoslovian republic public art:

prostheticknowledge: Chuck Norris vs Communism Given the…









prostheticknowledge:

Chuck Norris vs Communism

Given the recent news of the final production of VHS recorders in Japan, I recommend this documentary which illustrates the power of the medium. It tells the story of how illegal copies of Western films became distributed through Communist Romania, how one translator became an anonymous hero, and how the stories inspired a nation:

Highly recommended - should be available on Netflix.

Related is this video essay by Aleksandra Domanović called Turbo Sculpture, discussing how western pop culture had an impact in ex-Yogoslovian republic public art: