Challenges of separation for refugee filmmaking. Introduction

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Lucia Sorbera, Lucia Sorbera, Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
2019 Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media  
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
more » ... lves 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.
doi:10.33178/alpha.18.09 fatcat:lgpipfet7fggldzm2y7eg6cu4y