‘Now I fight for belonging’: a cosmopolitan refugee meets regional Australia in Constance on the Edge

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dc.contributor.author Khorana, Sukhmani
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-10T10:47:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-10T10:47:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Khorana, S. (2017) ‘‘Now I fight for belonging’: a cosmopolitan refugee meets regional Australia in Constance on the Edge’, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 14, pp. 61–73. en
dc.identifier.issued 14
dc.identifier.startpage 61
dc.identifier.endpage 73
dc.identifier.issn 2009-4078
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6061
dc.description.abstract This article addresses cosmopolitan cinema through the figure of a former refugee in an Australian-made documentary, Constance on the Edge (Belinda Mason, 2016). Beginning with an overview of cosmopolitanism as a project and a political ideal, as well as its relevance now, I then trace its manifestation in the discourses of refugee advocacy that have been evident in Australia over the last couple of decades. This helps set the stage for a close reading of the film, in which a Sudanese asylum seeker who has been resettled in a regional town with her family is struggling to find a sense of belonging in her new home. I argue that such an instance of cosmopolitan cinema facilitates the audience’s capacity to see both similarities and differences in the refugee other, thereby enabling a politics of solidarity that is simultaneously in dialogue with global and national discourses. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Film and Screen Media, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue14/ArticleKhorana.pdf
dc.rights © 2017, The Author(s) en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Cosmopolitan cinema en
dc.subject Refugee en
dc.subject Documentary en
dc.subject Belinda Mason en
dc.subject Cosmopolitanism en
dc.subject Political ideal en
dc.subject Refugee advocacy en
dc.subject Australia en
dc.subject Asylum seeker en
dc.subject Sudan en
dc.subject Solidarity en
dc.title ‘Now I fight for belonging’: a cosmopolitan refugee meets regional Australia in Constance on the Edge en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Sukhmani Khorana, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wollongong en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media en


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