What does it mean to be an ecological filmmaker? Knut Erik Jensen's Work as a eco-auteur

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What does it mean to be an ecological filmmaker? Knut Erik Jensen's Work as a eco-auteur. / Hjort, Mette.

I: Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, Bind 10, Nr. 2, 01.12.2016, s. 104-124.

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Hjort, M 2016, 'What does it mean to be an ecological filmmaker? Knut Erik Jensen's Work as a eco-auteur', Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, bind 10, nr. 2, s. 104-124. https://doi.org/10.3167/proj.2016.100206

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Hjort, M. (2016). What does it mean to be an ecological filmmaker? Knut Erik Jensen's Work as a eco-auteur. Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, 10(2), 104-124. https://doi.org/10.3167/proj.2016.100206

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Hjort M. What does it mean to be an ecological filmmaker? Knut Erik Jensen's Work as a eco-auteur. Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind. 2016 dec 1;10(2):104-124. https://doi.org/10.3167/proj.2016.100206

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Hjort, Mette. / What does it mean to be an ecological filmmaker? Knut Erik Jensen's Work as a eco-auteur. I: Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind. 2016 ; Bind 10, Nr. 2. s. 104-124.

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