Today, television’s reliance on archival footage seems to be intensifying due to the improved accessibility of European broadcast archives and the increased amount of available digitized broadcast material. This article presents an analysis of a recently broadcast Dutch television series, Land van Aankomst (‘Land of Promise,’ 2014), which has benefitted significantly from the improved accessibility of broadcast archives and the increased availability of digitized broadcast material. This three-part Dutch television series narrates the history of post-war immigration in Europe and is constructed from archival footage from various European broadcast archives. This article analyses the compilation strategy of Land of Promise and assesses what kind of European immigration history the series articulates through the selection and juxtaposition of archival footage.

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Keywords archival compilation, immigration history in Europe, televisual historiography, European broadcast archives, Land of Promise
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2015.jethc089
Journal VIEW Journal
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Note VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 4, No 8 (2015); 10-20
Citation
Meuzelaar, Andrea. (2015). Compiling European Immigration History: The Case of Land of Promise. VIEW Journal, 4(8), 10–20. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2015.jethc089