Challenges of separation for refugee filmmaking. Introduction

No Thumbnail Available
Dossier1Introduction.pdf(458.51 KB)
Published Version
Hemelryk Donald, Stephanie
Sorbera, Lucia
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Film and Screen Media, University College Cork
Published Version
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
This dossier on Challenges of Separation for Refugee Filmmaking includes a number of short pieces and visual material from those who have either made films themselves (Su Goldfish; Rana Kazkaz) or who have used film as scholars and activists working in collaboration with people of lived experience (Isobel Blomstein and Caroline Lenette; Mandy Hughes). These writers discuss the questions of ethical and personal narratives and the ways in which certain story arcs present themselves as indicative of a time, a place or a kind of experience. They consider ideas of visibility and invisibility, and of short-term memory and long-term impact. The “separation” in the title for this dossier refers to separation by reason of war, by time and generation, or by experience.
Internment , Women filmmakers , Syria , Ethics , Engagement
Hemelryk Donald, S. and Sorbera, L. (2019) 'Challenges of separation for refugee filmmaking. Introduction', Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 18, pp. 123-127. doi: 10.33178/alpha.18.09