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World Socialist Cinema: Alliances, Affinities, and Solidarities in the Global Cold War reconstructs the circulation of international film between the Soviet Bloc and the countries of the Global South in the mid- to late twentieth century. The book examines the vast body of work screened at the Tashkent International Festival of Cinemas of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, which took place in Soviet Uzbekistan throughout the 1960s and 1970s. From this point of departure, Masha Salazkina proposes a new distinct formation—world socialist cinema: a film history emerging from the Global South that provides an alternative to Eurocentric, national, and regional narratives.