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Alphaville Issue 18 - Refugee Filmmaking

We are thrilled to announce that the new issue of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media on REFUGEE FILMMAKING is now online.


URL: http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue18.html

DOI: doi.org/10.33178/alpha.18


With a foreword by Omid Tofighian, it comprises a series of articles edited by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Kaya Davies Hayon and Lucia Sorbera, as well as two dossiers: “Challenges of Separation for Refugee Filmmaking”, edited by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Lucia Sorbera; and “Carceral-Border Cinema: The Film from Manus Prison”, edited by Omid Tofighian.


The issue is completed by Episode 3 of the Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media podcast, a conversation between Australian filmmaker Su Goldfish and scholars Caroline Lenette and Lucia Sorbera.


The full table of contents may be found below. We are confident that this rich and timely issue of Alphaville, which gathers the voices of scholars, artists and activists, will make a significant contribution to the study and visibility of this important area of filmmaking. In the words of the Issue Editors:


The challenge of the global collapse into conflict and authoritarianism is stark, and the work of refugee filmmakers and documentarists—and indeed those who use scholarship to draw attention to their efforts—is serious and important. This curated collection of essays, films, reflections and reviews seeks to understand the nature and extent of refugee filmmaking today, and to determine who counts as a refugee filmmaker and why. (Editorial)


The Alphaville Editorial Board wishes to thank colleagues in the Boole Library for their work and support.


Professor Laura Rascaroli

Department of Film and Screen Media

School of Film, Music & Theatre

University College Cork, Ireland


General Editor, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media

International, open access, peer reviewed



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