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Wed 4 Nov, '20
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Research Seminar - Dr. Salma Monani – ‘Indigenous Ecocinema: Reframing the End of the World’
Livestream via Vimeo

4.30pm on Weds Nov 4. Livestreamed via Vimeo HERE

Introduced by Dr. Pietari Kaapa (Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick).

The talk will be 35 mins long and followed by a Q&A.

Abstract:

This talk is about d-ecocinema. D-ecocinema attends to Indigenous cinema’s specific contributions to understanding media’s relations to the environment. I argue that drawing on their Indigenous roots and ways of knowing, many contemporary Indigenous filmmakers are imaginatively articulating media’s relations to place and body to immerse viewers in entanglements of earth and flesh. Such material entanglements reframe how viewers might approach “the end of the world.”

Dr. Salma Monani is Chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Gettysburg College. With Stephen Rust and Sean Cubitt, she co-edited Ecocinema Theory and Practice and Ecomedia: Key Concepts, and is currently preparing a monograph entitled Indigenous Ecocinema: Decolonizing Media Environments.

Dr. Pietari Kaapa is an Associate Professor in Media and Communications at the University of Warwick. His work explores interconnections between the media industry and the environment. Recent books include Environmental Management of the Media: Industry, Policy, Practice, Routledge 2018. He is the PI (with Hunter Vaughan) of the AHRC Network on Global Green Media Production (www.globalgreenmedianetwork.com).