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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Canadian Cinema

Alanna Thain.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 17120 words.

Canadian cinema began with the June 1896 screenings of the Lumière Cinematograph in Montreal. Early cinema was marked by an uneven balance between Canadian pioneers—for example, Nell...

American Independent Cinema

David Sterritt.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 10022 words.

American independent cinema, often called “indie cinema,” has no clear historical starting point and no single definition. Most broadly, the term refers to films made outside the Hollywood...

Maya Deren

Theresa Geller.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 16540 words.

Maya Deren (b. 1917–d. 1961) completed only six films and two monographs in her lifetime, yet she made a huge impact on the history of cinema and the avant-garde specifically. Indeed, she...