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AAD Books: Migrations in New Cinema

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Join us for a live social event for the book ‘Migrations in New Cinema’, hosted by CREATURE

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Migrations in New Cinema

Wednesday 18th of May 2022

6:30pm BST

Join us for a live social event for the book ‘Migrations in New Cinema’, hosted by CREATURE. The authors will read excerpts from their essays and sign copies of the book, which is available by Cours de Poétique. There will also be visual material, music and drinks.

Book description: In this book migrations stands for a way of seeing. Artists, filmmakers and writers explore experiences of exile, displacement and urban transformation in film. Moving images of changing cities – Jerusalem, Kabul, Kobane, Athens, Moscow, Cairo, London – are slowed down and turned into stills and written word, so they can be dissected and reassembled. From these essays and visual pieces, cinema emerges as a restorative practice in times of fluid politics, dispersed narratives and fleeting images.

‘The set of wondrous essays in Migrations in New Cinema describe the memory of places constantly in transition. They outline a way of seeing in flux and flight, and they reveal a search for freedom and new possibilities. Whether the work of filmmakers or poets, these writings describe hope among histories of displacement; they set down their recordings in order to remember and remind. They describe memory work as a collapse of temporalities; utilize montage that reveals fragmentation of perception; record strata of stones that mark layers of time and identity; speak of exile that lifts the blanket of habit and frees creativity. All these frame the dissonance of migration into potentials for hope.’

— M. Christine Boyer, author of The City of Collective Memory

Authors

Ektoras Arkomanis (editor)

Lana Askari

Edwina Attlee

Maeve Brennan

Nicholas Brooks

Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat

Sasha Litvintseva

Maha Maamoun

Katrin Wahdat

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