Journal Article

The Cinematic Fauna of Bengt Berg



This short subject initiates new research into the career of pioneering Swedish nature documentarian, Bengt Berg. During the silent era, the Swedish zoologist-turned-filmmaker earned international praise for his cinematic studies of the Swedish avifauna. But ties to the eugenics movement and the German Nazi Party have rendered him a problematic figure of Scandinavian film history. Drawing on newly restored film prints, contextual archival findings and previous research on Berg, this article explores new paths of inquiry into Berg’s oeuvre.

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Khavar Fahlstedt, K. (2017). The Cinematic Fauna of Bengt Berg. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 7(3), pp. 243-251. doi: