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Amphibious Screens - Seminar Series 2022

The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies has secured research development funding to create and host four interntional research seminars to build a transnational network of research seminars of collaboration between researchers from the UK, USA, Finland, Iceland and Italy. Researchers of film, television and screen cultures and environmental sciences will discuss with industry professionals and regional environmental sectors the subject of sustainable screen production in water-based locations. Four culturally and historically significant locations with precarious water histories have been selected. The four seminars in January, February, March and April 2022 will explore the impact of repeated screen productions and the rapid growth of creative industries on water ecosystems through a focus on Hollywood’s pollution of water in Miami, USA; the exploitation of ice landscapes in Reykjavik, Iceland; the ‘Poldark effect ‘in Cornwall, UK; and the submergence, on and off screen, of Venice, Italy. The seminars will address the legacy of screen production that informs cultural perceptions of the environment alongside the sustainability of screen industries and the creativity of filmmakers.

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Wed 26 Jan 2022, 14:02 | Tags: Research Seminars, Events, International, Research news, Industry, Online