Virtual Film Strip Museum

While some of the several hundred digitized and now online available filmstrips were made as early as in the 1920s, or in recent decades, the overwhelming majority of them come from the Cold War era after WWII. Apart from serving entertainment (children’s stories), school and popular educational purposes, film strips were the tools of political propaganda. These political fables, the canonized history of the Communist movement and parties, or the victorious accounts about the achievements of the five-year-plan or the award winning bull of the agricultural fair are invaluable documents of an era for researchers and at the same time an excellent source for entertainment, even for children.[digital_collection][]=Hungarian+Propaganda+Filmstrips