Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe


European Cinema in Motion

Migrant and Diasporic Film in Contemporary Europe

Daniela Berghahn , Claudia Sternberg

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Where Published: Basingstoke

Transnational mobility and migration are amongst the most powerful forces of social transformation in the contemporary world. Over the past three decades, representations of migrant and diasporic experiences and the dynamics of postmodern multiculturalism have assumed a prominent position in European mainstream and art house cinema. Filmmakers with a migratory background have brought about the World Cinema turn in European cinema by introducing new narratives and by fusing Western and non-Western aesthetic traditions. European Cinema in Motion develops an original theory of migrant and diasporic cinema and provides an overview of its cultural and industrial contexts in Europe. Representative case studies of more than eighty films adopt a comparative perspective in the search for the commonalities and differences between productions from Western, Southern and Eastern Europe. The contributions reflect the wide spectrum of this important new field at the interface of (trans)national, European and World Cinema.


Locating Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe; D.Berghahn &  C.Sternberg
Migration and Cinematic Process in Post-Cold War Europe;  D.Iordanova
State and Other Funding for Migrant, Diasporic and World Cinemas in Europe; A.Jäckel
Nostalgic Journeys in Post-Soviet Cinema: Towards a Lost Home?; B.Beumers
Transculturation in German and Spanish Migrant and Diasporic Cinema: On Constrained Spaces and Minor Intimacies in Princesses and A Little Bit of Freedom;  E.G.Rodríguez
The Dark Side of Hybridity: Contemporary Black and Asian British Cinema; S.Malik
Body Matters: Immigrants in Recent Spanish, Italian and Greek Cinemas; I.Santaolalla
Gendering Diaspora: The Work of Diasporic Women Filmmakers in Western Europe;  C.Tarr
Queering the Diaspora; J.S.Williams
Sound Bridges:  Transnational Mobility as Ironic Melodrama; D.Göktürk
Coming of Age in 'the Hood': The Diasporic Youth Film and Questions of Genre;  D.Berghahn
Migration, Diaspora and Metacinematic Reflection;  C.Sternberg
Future Imperfect: Some Onward Perspectives on Migrant and Diasporic Film Practice; G.Jones

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