Migrant and Diasporic Cinema - News
In 2012, Dr Sarita Malik from the Department of Sociology / Communications, Brunel University, who was a member of the AHRC Network Migrant and Diasporic Cinema, was awarded an AHRC grant of £38,905 as part of its Connected Communities programme. The project titled, ‘Diasporic Film in Communities’ explored the relationship between screen culture, stakeholders and communities with a spotlight on how postcolonial Diasporic audiences consider diasporic film to shape their ideas and values about community.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 24 Jan 2013 •
Daniela Berghahn, who was awarded a HARC Fellowship entitled 'Welcoming Strangers' by Royal Holloway, University of London, during the academic year 2011-12, is organising an international, interdisciplinary postgraduate conference together with a team of five postgraduate students at her university. The conference is held on Friday, 27 April 2012, at Royal Holloway campus in Egham. Professor Robin Cohen,Emeritus Professor and Former Director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford and currently Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded Oxford Diasporas Programme will give the keynote address, entitled 'Before the Welcoming: The Origins of Difference, the Beginnings of Convergence'. The second Keynote speaker is Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donad, currently Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the Centre for World Cinema at the University of Leeds and normally based at RMIT University, Melbourne. She will explore 'The Dorothy Complex: Children and Migration in World Cinema'.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 27 Apr 2012 •
If you were not amongst the audience of 220 who had come to the Ciné Lumière on 18 January 2012 to watch the hugely popular Turkish German comedy Almanya - Welcome to Germany (dir. Yasemin Samdereli, 2011), here's your chance to watch the trailer and to listen to two podcasts of the event Welcoming Stranger: Insights into Immigration on Film, which Professor Daniela Berghahn organised as part of her HARC Fellowship Welcoming Strangers and her AHRC-funded project The Diasporic Family in Cinema.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 17 Feb 2012 •
In 2006, Network member Gareth Jones and Fiona Howe from Scenario Films founded BABYLON, a pan-European Film Development Initiative benefiting diasporic filmmakers from Europe. At the 55th International London Film Festival they took stock, convening an industry panel BABYLON Burning. Read the full report, published in BritFlicks here.
For a detailed report of this event, see the website of Network participant Gareth Jones, BABYLON
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 17 Feb 2012 •
Dr. Gareth Jones, founder of BABYLON International and Managing Director of Scenario Films, is hosting a special event at this year's BFI London Film Festival.
Date: Sunday, 16 October
Venue: The Gallery, BFI Southbank
Time: 11 a.m.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 25 Sep 2011 •
If you are interested in reviewing the anthology European Cinema in Motion: Migrant and Diasporic Film in Contemporary Europe, published by Palgrave McMillan in August 2010 in the UK and one month later in the US, please contact the book review editors of one of the following journals, who are holding review copies:
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 26 Mar 2011 •
Daniela Berghahn, who was the project leader of the Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Network between 2006 and 2008, has been awarded a Research Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for her new project on 'The Diasporic Family in Cinema'. Her research will analyse the representation of families with a migratory background in the most established diasporic European film cultures - Black and Asian British, Maghrebi French and Turkish German cinema.
For more information about this new project, associated conferences and resources please refer to the project website: Farflungfamilies.net
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 10 Nov 2010 •
We are delighted to announce the publication of the anthology European Cinema in Motion: Migrant and Diasporic Film in Contemporary Europe, eds. Daniela Berghahn and Claudia Sternberg, which has just been published by Palgrave. The book can be ordered directly from Palgrave or at Amazon.co.uk.
If you would like to obtain a review copy of the book, please contact the book review editors of one of the following journals, which will be able to send you a review copy after 20 August.
Journal of Contemporary European Studies
Journal of British Cinema and Television
Journal of Intercultural Studies
Modern Language Review
Media Culture and Society
Modern and Contemporary France
MEDIENwissenschaft (based in Germany)
North American journals will receive review copies slightly later. We will post a list of North American journals from which you can obtain review copies in September.
Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 12 Jul 2010 •