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Hjalmar Brantings jordafärd på film

  • Erik Hedling (Professor)
  • Mats Jönsson (Associate Professor)
Publiceringsår: 2008
Språk: Svenska
Sidor: 74-99
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Välfärdsbilder : svensk film utanför biografen
Volym: Mediehistoriskt arkiv, 1654-6601 ; 5
Dokumenttyp: Del av eller Kapitel i bok
Förlag: Statens Ljud- och Bild Arkiv/Kungliga Biblioteket (The State Archive of Sound and Picture/The Royal Library of Sweden)


This article is an examination of the short film “The funeral procession of Hjalmar Branting”. Branting was the first Swedish social democratic prime minister. When he died in February 1925 it was perceived as a great national loss in a country still profoundly marked by differences of class and gender. By way of analyzing the film, in the context of contemporary press and of others sources concerning the planning of the occasion, I discuss the film as an early example of a so called media event. In this light the funeral is explained as a complex rite of national formation.



  • History and Archaeology
  • historical film analysis
  • history of social democracy
  • Hjalmar Branting
  • funeral
  • Anna Branting
  • media event


Published with open acess with the permission of The Royal Library of Sweden and the author.
  • ISSN: 978-91-88468-09-3

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