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Refugee Cinema: Mediation and Crisis

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


An Invited talk, contributing to the theme of 'Responding to crisis', being explored at the School for Modern Languages.

Abstract: This paper discusses the ways in which cinema has responded to the refugee crisis, identifying some of the most common devices employed by film-makers in representing refugee experience and the political and historical background to the present situation in which millions have been forcibly displaced around the globe. The paper will mention a number of examples, including the UK TV series 'Exodus', and asks whether these diverse texts, that range from horror films to TV sitcoms and NGO documentaries, can be understood to constitute a 'fugitive aesthetics'.

External organisation (Academic)

NameSchool of Modern Languages, University of Cardiff
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom