A companion to contemporary documentary film / edited by Alexandra Juhasz and Alisa Lebow
Malden, MA: John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
Call No: 761 COM Source: US Place: Malden, MA Publisher: John Wiley and Sons PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: xvi, 674 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN FILMS; SEA IN FILMS; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; WORKERS IN FILMS; YUGOSLAVIA; SEX IN FILMS; WOMEN MAKE MOVIES [organisation]; DISEASES IN FILMS; SCIENCE AND THE CINEMA; SCIENCE IN FILMS; AIDS ON TV. SOUTH AFRICA; RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; WAR FILMS; BAL, MIEKE; ZILNIK, ZELIMIR; TRAN VAN THUY; FAROCKI, HARUN; CRUDE AWAKENING: THE OIL CRASH A (SZ, Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack, 2006); CRUDE (US, Joe Berlinger, 2009); H2OIL (CN, Shannon Walsh, 2009); PLANET, THE (SW/NO/DK, Michael Stenberg / John Soderberg / Linus Torell, 2006); INTO ETERNITY: A FILM FOR THE FUTURE (DK/FI/SW/IT, Michael Madsen, 2010); OTOLITH I [OTOLITH 1] (UK, Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, 2003); OTOLITH II [OTOLITH 2] (UK, Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, 2007); OTOLITH III [OTOLITH 3] (UK, Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, 2009); INCONVENIENT TRUTH, AN (US, Davis Guggenheim, 2006); SOMEPLACE WITH A MOUNTAIN (US/FM, Steve Goodall, 2010); CONTAINED MOBILITY (SZ, Ursula Biemann, 2004); SAHARA CHRONICLE (SZ, Ursula Biemann, 2006-2009); GHOSTS (UK, Nick Broomfield, 2006); LOVE ON DELIVERY [FRA THAILAND TIL THY] (DK, Janus Metz Pedersen, 2007); TICKET TO PARADISE [FRA THY TIL THAILAND] (DK, Janus Metz Pedersen, 2008); WHEN MOTHER COMES HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (II/GR, Nilita Vachani, 1996); H-2 WORKER (US, Stephanie Black, 1990); LIFE AND DEBT (US, Stephanie Black, 2001); MAQUILAPOLIS: CITY OF FACTORIES (MX/US, Sergio de la Torre and Vicky Funari, 2006); A DECENT FACTORY (FR/FI/UK/AT/DK, Thomas Balmes, 2004); WHY CYBRACEROS? (US,Alex Rivera, 1997); WHY BRACEROS? (US, 1959); VALLEY CENTRO, EL (US, James Benning, 1999); LOS (US, James Benning, 2001); DOUBLE TIDE (US/AU, Sharon Lockhart, 2009); GLEANERS AND I, THE (FR, Agnes Varda, 2000); GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE, DEUX ANS APRES, LES (FR, Agnes Varda, 2002); WORKINGMAN'S DEATH (AU/GG, Michael Glawogger, 2005); OLD SCHOOL OF CAPITALISM, THE [STARA SKOLA KAPITALIZMA] (SB, Zelimir Zilnik, 2009); LIVE NUDE GIRLS UNITE! (US, Julia Query & Vicky Funari, 2000); TALES OF THE NIGHT FAIRIES (II, Shohini Ghosh, 2002); SCARLET ROAD (AT, Catherine Scott, 2011); PLACE OF RAGE, A [WARRIOR MARKS] (UK, Pratibha Parmar, 1991); DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET, THE (UK, Kim Longinotto, 2002); AFRICA RISING (US, Paula Heredia, 2009); SENORITA EXTRAVIADA [MISSING YOUNG WOMAN] (MX, Lourdes Portillo, 2001); PARIS IS BURNING (US, Jennie Livingston, 1990); WILDNESS (US, Wu Tsang, 2012); INNER LIFE OF THE CELL (US, XVIVO, 2006); BEAT IT! [TV](SA, 2001); MY REINCARNATION (SZ/NE/IT/GG/FI/VE/US/TZ/SI/MY/RM/CC/MX/RU/IS/AU, Jennifer Fox, 2011); GEVALD (IS, Netalie Braun, 2009); BLACK BUS (IS, Anat Zuria, 2010); REBELLIOUS SON, THE (IS, Shosi Greenfield, 2009); STORY OF KINDNESS [CHUYEN TU TE] (V, Tran Van Thy, 1987); NICHT LOSCHBARES FEUER [INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE] (GR, Harun Farocki, 1969); IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND THE INSCRIPTION OF WAR [BILDER DER WELT UND INSCHRIFT DES KRIEGES] (GW, Harun Farocki, 1988); SERIOUS GAMES [series] (GG, Harun Farocki, 2009); I ONLY WISH I COULD WEEP (LE, Wallid Raad, 2002); MIRACULOUS BEGINNINGS (LE, Walid Raad); SPIRITUAL VOICES: FROM THE DIARIES OF WAR [DUKHOVNYE GOLOSA, IZ DNEVNIKOV VOYNY. POVESTVOVANIE V PYATI CHASTYAKH] [TV] (RU, Aleksandr Sokurov, 1995); DAY OF THE SPARROW [DER TAG DES SPATZEN] (GG, Philip Scheffner, 2010); [FORTY EIGHT] 48 (PO, Susana de Sousa Dias, 2010); ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (UK/CB, Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin, 2009); DUCH: MASTER OF THE FORGES OF HELL (CB, Rithy Panh, 2011); SKINNY ALEJANDRA: LIVES AND DEATHS OF A CHILEAN WOMAN [LA FLACA ALEJANDRA: VIDAS Y MUERTES DE UNA CHILENA] (CL, Carmen Castillo, 1994); OPERATION ATROPOS (CL, Coco Fusco, 2005); ROAD TO GUANTANAMO, THE (UK, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, 2006); TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (US, Alex Gibney, 2007); BRIDGE, THE (UK/US, Eric Steel, 2006) Summary: This book presents a collection of original essays that explore major issues surrounding the state of current documentary films and their capacity to inspire and effect change. This book presents a comprehensive collection of essays relating to all aspects of contemporary documentary films It includes nearly 30 original essays by top documentary film scholars and makers, with each thematic grouping of essays sub-edited by major figures in the field. This book explores a variety of themes central to contemporary documentary filmmakers and the study of documentary film the planet, migration, work, sex, virus, religion, war, torture, and surveillance. This book considers a wide diversity of documentary films that fall outside typical canons, including international and avant-garde documentaries presented in a variety of media. ISBN: 9780470671641 Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Planet / Juan Francisco Salazar -- 1.Crude Aesthetics: The Politics of Oil Documentaries / Imre Szeman -- 2.Anticipatory Modes of Futuring Planetary Change in Documentary Film / Juan Francisco Salazar -- 3.Projecting Sea Level Rise: Documentary Film and Other Geolocative Technologies / Janet Walker -- pt. II Migration / Aniko Imre -- Introduction / Aniko Imre -- 4.Videogeographies / Ursula Biemann -- 5.Rates of Exchange: Human Trafficking and the Global Marketplace / Leshu Torchin -- 6.Documenting What? Auto-Theory and Migratory Aesthetics / Mieke Bal -- pt. III Work / Silke Panse -- Introduction / Silke Panse -- 7.The Work of the Documentary Protagonist: The Material Labor of Aesthetics / Silke Panse -- 8.Old School Capitalism in Post-Socialism: The Struggles of Zelimir Zilnik's Workers / Ewa Mazierska -- 9.Capturing the Labors of Sex Work: The Pedagogical Role of Documentary Film / Anna E. Ward -- pt. IV Sex / Laura Hyun Yi Kang -- Contents note continued: Introduction / Laura Hyun Yi Kang -- 10.Documentary Practice and Transnational Feminist Theory: The Visibility of FGC / Patricia White -- 11.Transforming Terror: Documentary Poetics in Lourdes Portillo's Senorita Extraviada (2001) / Rosa-Linda Fregoso -- 12.Reading Realness: Paris Is Burning, Wildness, and Queer and Transgender Documentary Practice / Eve Oishi -- pt. V Virus / Bishnupriya Ghosh -- Introduction / Bishnupriya Ghosh -- 13.Animating Informatics: Scientific Discovery Through Documentary Film / Kirsten Ostherr -- 14.HIV on Documentary Television in Post-Apartheid South Africa / Rebecca Hodes -- 15.Digital AIDS Documentary: Webs, Rooms, Viruses, and Quilts / Alexandra Juhasz -- pt. VI Religion / Alisa Lebow -- Introduction / Alisa Lebow -- 16.Rising in the East, Sett(l)ing in the West: The Emergence of Buddhism as Contemporary Documentary Subject / Angelica Fenner -- Contents note continued: 17.The New Religious Wave in Israeli Documentary Cinema: Negotiating Jewish Fundamentalism During the Second Intifada / Raya Morag -- 18.Tran Van Thuy's Story of Kindness: Spirituality and Political Discourse / Dean Wilson -- pt. VII War / Jeffrey Skoller -- Introduction / Jeffrey Skoller -- 19.Second Thoughts on "The Production of Outrage: The Iraq War and the Radical Documentary Tradition" / Jane M. Gaines -- 20.One, Two, Three Montages ... Harun Farocki's War Documentaries / Nora M. Alter -- 21.The Unwar Film / Alisa Lebow -- pt. VIII Torture / Alisa Lebow -- Introduction / Alisa Lebow -- 22.(In)visible Evidence: The Representability of Torture / Susana de Sousa Dias -- 23.Interviewing the Devil: Interrogating Masters of the Cambodian Genocide / Deirdre Boyle -- 24.The Female Perpetrator: La Flaca Alejandra and Operation Atropos / Macarena Gomez-Barris -- 25.Toward the Dark Side: Seeing Detainee Bodies in Documentary Film / Anjali Nath --
Contents note continued: pt. IX Surveillance / Elizabeth Cowie -- Introduction / Elizabeth Cowie -- 26.Architectures of Control and Points of Resistance: Surveillance Culture and Digital Documentaries / Sharon Lin Tay -- 27.The World Viewed: Documentary Observing and the Culture of Surveillance / Elizabeth Cowie -- 28.Surveillance in the Service of Narrative / Brian Winston -- 29.Face Blind: Documentary Media and Subversion of Surveillance / Patrik Sjoberg. More info
The documentary : politics, emotion, culture / Belinda Smaill
Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Call No: 761 SMA Author: Smaill, Belinda Source: UK Place: Basingstoke, England Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: vii, 221 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: ASIAN COUNTRIES; CHILDREN AND THE CINEMA; CHILDREN IN FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARIES. AUSTRALIA; EMOTION IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; IDENTITY IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; PSYCHOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; REALITY TV; SEX IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; THEORY; VIEWERS; WOMEN FILMMAKERS; LOVELACE, LINDA; BORN INTO BROTHELS: CALCUTTA'S RED LIGHT KIDS (II/US, Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman, 2004); CORPORATION, THE (CN, Jennifer Abbott & Mark Achbar, 2003); DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET, THE (UK, Kim Longinotto, 2002); DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE (UK, Kim Longinotto & Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1998); ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM (US, Alex Gibney, 2005); FINISHED PEOPLE, THE (AT, Khoa Do, 2003); FIX: THE STORY OF AN ADDICTED CITY (CN, Nettie Wild, 2002); INSIDE DEEP THROAT (US, Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato, 2005); LETTERS TO ALI (AT, Clara Law, 2004); SADNESS: A MONOLOGUE BY WILLIAM YANG (AT, Tony Ayres, 1999); SEX: THE ANNABEL CHONG STORY (CN, Gough Lewis, 1999) Summary: "The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture proposes that emotions such as pleasure, hope, pain, empathy or nostalgia play a powerful role in the circulation and reception of documentaries. Emotion shapes how political issues and individuals are represented and perceived in documentary and it is crucial to how we engage with the vicissitudes of the public sphere. In the past documentary has been popularly perceived in ways that align it with education, science, history and the rational realm. This frame has never been adequate for understanding the broad array of styles and themes that can be seen in the documentary genre. Focusing on the question of subjectivity, Smail analyses various different kinds of individuals that can be found in documentaries, such as the female porn star, the politically disenfranchised, children, and the documentary auteur. She envisages an interdisciplinary approach to documentary drawing on scholarship from not only film studies, but also gender studies, queer theory, cultural theories of affect, critical race studies, political theory and pyschoanalysis. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-209) and index ISBN: 9780230237513 (hbk.) Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- part one: documentary and pleasure -- 1: introduction: representation and documentary emotion -- 2: pleasure and disgust: desire and the female porn star -- part two: pain and the other -- 3: Injury, identity and recognition: Rize and Fix: the story of an addicted city -- 4: women, pain and the documentaries of Kim Longinotto -- part three: the labour of authorship: caring and mourning -- 5: loss and care: Asian Australian documentary -- 6: civic love and contemporary dissent documentary -- part four: past, present and future: hope and nostalgia -- 7: children, futurity and hope: Born into Brothels -- 8:nostalgia, historical time and reality television: the idol series -- epilogue -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Giorgio Mangiamele : cinematographer of the Italian migrant experience / by Raffaele Lampugnani
Ballan, Vic: Connor Court Publishing, 2012.
Call No: 81MAN LAM Author: Lampugnani, Raffaele Source: AT Place: Ballan, Vic Publisher: Connor Court Publishing PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: 196 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; ETHNIC GROUPS IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; MULTICULTURALISM AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; MIGRATION; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; MANGIAMELE, GIORGIO; CONTRATTO, IL (AT, Giorgio Mangiamele, 1953) Summary: "Giorgio Mangiamele is without doubt one of the most interesting and artistically gifted filmmakers in contemporary Australian cinema, even though his ideas and talent were often hampered in a technical sense by material and financial circumstances; he is absolutely crucial as representative of the post-war Italian migration experience in Australia. His oeuvre has received considerable critical attention recently but a serious, organic, critical analysis has been hampered by misconceptions about his marginal position with respect to mainstream production and the typcasting of the author as a "migrant" cinematographer. This study has sought to bridge the prejudical divide between the diasporic context and the artistic value, talent and intentions of the filmmaker. Underpinning this argument with Deleuze and Guattari's theoretical framework of "minor" literatures, it is suggest that Mangiamele's diasporic cinematic production did have an influence on mainstream cinema and society, in the sense that "minor no longer designates specific literatures but the revolutionary conditions for every literature within the heart of what is called great (or established) literature" (Kafka, 18). In order to elucidate Mangiamele's acuity, and cinematographic talent and human observational skills, a socio-historical and cultural framing for his oeuvre is provided confirming the author's crucial importance for the post-war period, his highly individual style and work imbued with ethical and moral principles as well as compassion and humanistic concerns." -- BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes bibliographical references ISBN: 9781921421631 Contents: -- main abbreviations -- introduction -- 1. migrant bricoleur or influental pioneer? The Deleuzian theory of 'minor literature' as a critical tool to frame Giorgio Mangiamele's cinematic production -- 2. migrant bricoleur, neorealist imitator, scholar, or gifted artist? who is really behind (or in front of) the camera? -- 3. the mise-en-scene of history and of diasporic reality in Mangiamele's first film, Il contratto -- 4. Mangiamele, cinematographer of enduring perceptions of southern Italian migrant backwardness -- 5. constructing a filmic discourse on Italian canonical intertextual references -- 6. a 'nosographic' reading of Mangiamele's ambivalent emotional and psychological relationship with host society, depicting states and feelings of dislocation and banishment -- 7. observing and depicting human behaviour to restore dignity in society: the social mise e scene and social performance in Mangiamele's early films -- conclusion -- bibliography -- filmography -- appendix -- More info
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In permanent crisis : ethnicity in contemporary European media and cinema / Ipek A. Celik
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015.
Call No: 744.6(4) CEL Author: Celik, Ipek A. Source: US Place: Ann Arbor Publisher: University of Michigan Press PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: x, 192 pages ; 24 cm Subject: REFUGEES; RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; CHILDREN OF MEN (JA/UK/US, Alfonso Cuaron, 2006); HEAD-ON (GG, Fatih Akin, 2004); CACHE (FR/AU/GG/IT, Michael Haneke, 2005); HOSTAGE [OMIROS] (AA/GR, Constantine Giannaris, 2005) Summary: "Refugees, migrants, and minorities of migrant origin frequently apprear in European mainstream news in emergency situations: victims of human trafficking, suspects of terrorism, "bogus" asylum seekers. Through analysis of work by established filmmakers Michael Haneke, Faith Akin, and Alfonso Cuaron, 'In Permanent Crisis' contemplates the way mess media depictions become invoked by film to frame ethnic and racial Otherness is Europe as adornments of catastrophe." - taken from back cover Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-186) and index ISBN: 9780472052721 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema Contents: Introduction: Mapping the representation of ethnicity in Europe -- Refugees and humanitarianism in a dystopic Europe: Alfonso Cuaro´n's Children of men -- The thrill of French colonial history: Michael Haneke's Hidden -- Balkan borders and transgressions: Constantinos Giannaris's Hostage -- Ethnicity and melodrama in the German media and Fatih Akin's Head-on -- Epilogue: The overarcing trope of victimhood More info
Making worlds : Affect and collectivity in contemporary European cinema / Claudia Breger
New York: Columbia University Press, 2020.
Call No: 744(4) BRE Author: Breger, Claudia Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2020 PhysDes: 8 unumbered pages, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: WEISSE BAND, DAS - EINE DEUTSCHE KINDERGESCHICHTE (AU/G/FR/IT, Michael Haneke, 2009); BIUTIFUL (MX/SP, Alejandro Inarritu, 2010); EDGE OF HEAVEN, THE (G/TU/IT, Fatih Akin, 2007); JODAEIYA NADER AZ SIMIN (IR, Asghar Farhadi, 2011); HAVRE, LE (FI/FR/GG, Aki Kaurismäki, 2011); MIES VAILLA MENNEISYYTTA (FI/GG/FR, Aki Kaurismaki, 2002); OTHER SIDE OF HOPE, THE [TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN] (GG/FI, Aki Kaurismäki , 2017); VIE DE BOHEME, LA (FI/FR, Aki Kaurismaki, 1992); AESTHETICS; AUDIENCES; BRECHT, BERTHOLD; DELEUZE, GILLES; EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; REFUGEES Summary: The twenty-first century has witnessed a resurgence of economic inequality, racial exclusion, and political hatred, causing questions of collective identity and belonging to assume new urgency. In Making Worlds, Claudia Breger argues that contemporary European cinema provides ways of thinking about and feeling collectivity that can challenge these political trends.
Breger offers nuanced readings of major contemporary films such as Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful, Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven, Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, and Aki Kaurismäki’s refugee trilogy, as well as works by Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Through a new model of cinematic worldmaking, Breger examines the ways in which these works produce unexpected and destabilizing affects that invite viewers to imagine new connections among individuals or groups. These films and their depictions of refugees, immigrants, and communities do not simply counter dominant political imaginaries of hate and fear with calls for empathy or solidarity. Instead, they produce layered sensibilities that offer the potential for greater openness to others’ present, past, and future claims. Drawing on the work of Latour, Deleuze, and Rancière, Breger engages questions of genre and realism along with the legacies of cinematic modernism. Offering a rich account of contemporary film, Making Worlds theorizes the cinematic creation of imaginative spaces in order to find new ways of responding to political hatred -- publisher's website Notes: Includes bibliographical references (page 293-324) and index. ISBN: 9780231194198 Contents: Affects in Configuration: Controversy and Conviviality in Fatih Akin's The Edge of Heaven and Asghar Farhadi's A Separation -- Critical Intensity: Jean-Luc Godard's and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Defamiliarized Worldmaking Practices -- Genre. Or, Simple Stories? Affective Incisions in Akin's The Cut and Ari Kaurisma¨ki's Refugee Trilogy -- Tenderly Cruel Realisms: Objectfull Assembly and the Horizon of a Shared World -- Epilogue: Reconfiguring Resistance. More info
The Petrov Affair : an ambivalent migrant narrative
Studies in Australasian Cinema (2011) vol.5 iss.2 p.121 - 130 Author: Dolgopolov, Greg PhysDes: Article Subject: IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; MULTICULTURALISM AND TV. AUSTRALIA; PETROV AFFAIR, THE (AT, Michael Carson, 1987) Summary: The author argues that the docudrama, The Petrov Affair (Carson, 1987), captures the nexus between modernity and migration in a dramatization of the ambivalent defector-migrant Notes: Well after the end of the Culture Wars, the televisual representations of The Petrov Affair continue to flourish. `The Petrov Affair' profoundly changed the Australian ideals of modernity and conception of Communism, political espionage and migration in the 1950s. The 1987 miniseries The Petrov Affair (Michael Carson) was released at the height of the 1980s promotion of multiculturalism and the historical miniseries boom. It is not a spy thriller, nor a courtroom drama about the Royal Commission. The Petrov Affair is a delicate character study of the difficulties of deciding to immigrate and the ambivalence that lies at the nexus between modernity and migration. This article seeks to rehabilitate this forgotten docudrama and examine the relationship between modernity, mobility and migration in the cultural production that explored emerging multicultural policies (Abstract) More info
Screening strangers : migration and diaspora in contemporary European cinema / Yosefa Loshitzky
Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, c2010.
Call No: 744.9[325.1](4) LOS Author: Loshitzky, Yosefa Source: US Place: Bloomington IN Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: c2010 PhysDes: 214 p. ; 23 cm Series: New directions in national cinemas Subject: CULTURAL IMPERIALISM; EUROPEAN CINEMA; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; RACE AND THE CINEMA; REFUGEES; WINTERBOTTOM, MICHAEL; BESIEGED (IT, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1998); CODE 46 (UK/US, Michael Winterbottom, 2003); DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (UK, Stephen Frears, 2002); HAINE, LA (FR, Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995); IN THIS WORLD (UK, Michael Winterbottom, 2002); ROAD TO GUANTANAMO, THE (UK, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, 2006) Summary: "Yosefa Loshitzky challenges the utopian notion of a post-national "New Europe" by focusing on the waves of migrants and refugees that some view as a potential threat to European identity, a concern heightened by the rhetoric of the war on terror, the London Underground bombings, and the riots in Paris's banliues. Opening a cinematic window onto this struggle, Loshitzky determines patterns in the representation and negotiation of European identity in several European films from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged, Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things, Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine, and Michael Winterbottom's In This World, Code 46, and The Road to Guantanamo." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes notes and index ISBN: 9780253221827 More info
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