Refugees and Migrants in Contemporary Film, Art and Media
Refugees and Migrants in Contemporary Film, Art and Media
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Introduction (Robert Burgoyne and Deniz Bayrakdar)
Part I
(Dudley Andrew), Moving Peoples and Motion Pictures
(Nagehan Uskan), Modes of Self-Representation in the Images Collectively Produced by Migrants in Lesvos Island: Natives of the New World
(Robert Burgoyne), Abstraction, Bare Life and Counternarratives of Mobility in the Refugee Films of Richard Mosse and Ai Weiwei, Incoming and Human Flow
(Selmin Kara), Across the Sonorous Desert: Sounding Migration El Mar La Mar
(Dora Apel), Dislodged from History, Confronted by Walls
(Erik Marshall), Virtual Reality and Immersive Representation in Recent Refugee Narratives
Part II
(Deniz Gokturk), The Secret Life of Waste: Recycling Dreams of Migration
(Eileen Rositzka), Waiting in Line, Moving in Circles: Spaces of Instability in Christian Petzold's Transit
(Deniz Bayrakdar), Migrant Bodies in the Landscapes of 2000’s Turkish Cinema
(Nevena Dakovic), Third World on the Move
(Iva Lekovic), On the Borderlines of Southeastern Europe: Migration in the Films of Aida Begi. and .elimir .ilnik
Conclusion (Robert Burgoyne, Deniz Bayrakdar, and Contributors)

Reviews and Features

"Through rigorous analysis and a transatlantic approach, this collection provides insightful examination of artworks by Western filmmakers and artists as well as migrants and refugees. An indispensable reference for the study of visual culture of mass migration in the 21st century."
- Isolina Ballesteros, Baruch College and Graduate Center of CUNY.

"Panoramic in scope, this is a rich and stimulating anthology. In essays of highly impressive scholarship, leading voices in the field explore a diversity of aesthetic responses to what is one of the most urgent crises the world is currently facing."
- Daniela Berghahn, University of London Royal Holloway.

Deniz Bayrakdar, Robert Burgoyne (eds)

Refugees and Migrants in Contemporary Film, Art and Media

Migration in the 21st century is one of the pre-eminent issues of our present historical moment, a phenomenon that has acquired new urgency with accelerating climate change, civil wars, and growing economic scarcities. Refugees and Migrants in Film, Art and Media consists of eleven essays that explore how artists have imaginatively engaged with this monumental human drama, examining a range of alternative modes of representation that provide striking new takes on the experiences of these precarious populations. Covering prominent art works by Ai Weiwei and Richard Mosse, and extending the spectrum of representation to refugee film workshops on the island of Lesvos as well as virtual reality installations of Alejandro G. Iñárritu and others, the chapters included here focus on the power of aesthetic engagement to illuminate the stories of refugees and migrants in ways that overturn journalistic clichés.

Deniz Bayrakdar

Deniz Bayrakdar is a Professor of Film Studies at Kadir Has University. She is the Chair of the Communication Committee at Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. She initiated and organized New Directions in Turkish Film Studies (1999-2019). “Migrant Women in Turkish German and New Turkish Cinema” in The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication (2020) is her latest publication.

Robert Burgoyne

Robert Burgoyne is a writer and lecturer whose work centers on the representation of history in film. The author of five books and numerous essays, his work has been translated into nine languages. He was formerly Chair in Film Studies at The University of St Andrews, and Professor of English at Wayne State University.