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    "The migrant gaze" and "the migrant festive chronotope": programming the refugee crisis at the European human rights and documentary film festivals. The case of One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festivals (2016)

    Ostrowska, Dorota (2019) "The migrant gaze" and "the migrant festive chronotope": programming the refugee crisis at the European human rights and documentary film festivals. The case of One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festivals (2016). Studies in European Cinema , ISSN 1741-1548. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    A "migrant festive chronotope" is established in the zone of crisis for the audiences, the programmers and most importantly also for those whose lives are represented on screen, in this case, the refugee who came to Europe in the summer of 2015. The decision to programme films abour refugees as the crisis is ongoing, as it was the case with the Czech One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in 2016, postulates the space of the festival as a safe heaven, a kind of homoe, for the audiences and those migrants whose lives are shown in the films. A dialogue of some kind can be established as a result, an opening created between the two. The transformation of the humanitarian gaze into the migrant one is abuot a process of identification of the audiences with the migrants' plight. This new identification, a migrant gaze (and voice) can be an indication of some modest political or social change a film festival may be able to achieve. The possibility of some social change is a key characteristic of the "migrant festive chronotope".

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): festive chronotope, migrant gaze, humanitarian gaze, human rights film festival programming, refugee crisis in Europe
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Dorota Ostrowska
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 08:32
    Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 18:46
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/28042

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