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Audiences, Activism and Political Film Festivals

Thu 25 May 2017

Since the 1970s, there has been significant growth in activist and human rights-focused film festivals around the world. In part, this reflects the fact that human rights has, particularly in the West, become a dominant political and legal language through which all kinds of issues can be expressed. However, it also reflects the influence that the film culture in Latin America during the late 1960s, early 1970s has had on the international fil ...

Controversies on Film

Sat 22 Apr 2017

This course will address a range of issues to do with the theme of controversy in cinema: controversial films, filmmakers and film topics; controversial film theories; and controversies regarding film financing and production. As always, there'll be 45 minutes for the presentation, followed by 45 minutes of open discussion.

 

The Politics of Myth 2016

Thu 18 Feb 2016

While most commentators on myth like to speak about ancient curiosities, such as Aztec or Sumerian myths, or the now disconnected traditions of the classical world, there is in fact a wide range of mythic figures from the European past which still mean a good deal. The nine figures discussed in Stephen Knight’s new book THE POLITICS OF MYTH have all been newly represented on film or television in the twenty-first century, they all offer ...

Free Winter Film Course

Tue 14 Jun 2011

An introduction to the politics of representation and aesthetics in cinema.

 

The Media: What does the future hold?

Film Screening – Breaking the News: The high cost of being a truth-seeking journalist in the emerging nation of East Timor.

Thu 29 Nov 2012

Free Winter Film Course

The Politics of Apocalyptic-Zombie Horror Films

Tue 12 Jul 2011

Night of the Living Dead 1968 (Dir. George A. Romero)

War and Peace

Film on the War in Afghanistan.

Wed 25 May 2011

Free Winter Film Course

Cinema and the Power of Empathy: Portrayals of Mental Illness in Recent Australian Films

Tue 05 Jul 2011

Clips will be shown from films such as Shine(1996), Cosi (1996) and The Black Balloon (2008)

Audiences, Activism and Political Film Festivals

Audiences, Activism and Political Film Festivals

Thu 25 May 2017

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas

If It Bleeds It Leads: Ethics and disaster reporting

Thu 09 May 2013

The disaster zone is a vortex of information, much of it spun out by first responders to a hungry media. The public has a right to know, but where is actuality amongst these hurried impressions and in whose interest is the news we receive? This discussion outlines factors influencing contemporary disaster news and issues around its consumption. How are ethics stretched in production and reception and where are the opportunities as media speeds up ...

Free Winter Film Course

‘Voice’ and Politics in Indian Documentary Film

Tue 28 Jun 2011

Identity and Politics

Social media spaces and identity politics

Thu 28 Sep 2017