Refugees and Migrants in Contemporary Film, Art and Media
Refugees and Migrants in Contemporary Film, Art and Media
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Introduction: Refugees and Migrants in Contemporary Film, Art, and Media (Robert Burgoyne and Deniz Bayrakdar)

Part I

1. Moving Peoples and Motion Pictures: Migration in Film and Other Media (Dudley Andrew)
2. Modes of Self-Representation in the Images Collectively Produced by Migrants in Lesbos Island: Natives of the New World (Nagehan Uskan)
3. Abstraction, Bare Life, and Counternarratives of Mobility in the Refugee Films of Richard Mosse and Ai Weiwei, Incoming and Human Flow (Robert Burgoyne)
4. Across the Sonorous Desert: Sounding Migration in El Mar la Mar (Selmin Kara)
5. Dislodged from History, Confronted by Walls: Picturing Migration as a Global Emergency (Dora Apel)
6. Virtual Reality and Immersive Representation in Recent Refugee Narratives (Erik Marshall)

Part II

7. The Secret Life of Waste: Recycling Dreams of Migration (Deniz Gokturk)
8. Waiting in Line, Moving in Circles: Spaces of Instability in Christian Petzold’s Transit (Eileen Rositzka)
9. Migrant Bodies in the Land/City/Seascapes of 2000s Turkish Cinema (Deniz Bayrakdar)
10. Third World On the Move: Cinematic Destination Belgrade/Serbia (Nevena Dakovic) 11. On the Borderlines of South-Eastern Europe: Migration in the Films of Aida Begic and Zelimir Zilnik (Iva Lekovic)
Conclusion (Speculative) (Robert Burgoyne and Deniz Bayrakdar)


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 Contemporary 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 Lésbos as well as virtual reality installations of Alejandro G. Iñárritu and works by Balkan and Turkish directors, such as Melisa Önel, 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.

Robert Burgoyne

Robert Burgoyne is a writer and lecturer whose work centers on the representation of history in film. He was formerly Chair in Film Studies at The University of St Andrews, and Professor of English at Wayne State University.