Activist Film Festivals : Towards a Political Subject - Tascón, Sonia

Activist Film Festivals : Towards a Political Subject

Sonia Tascón

Yayınevi: Intellect Books

Yayın tarihi: 11/2016

ISBN: 9781783206346

Yazar : Tyson Wils

İngilizce | 245 Sayfa | 16,99x22,81x1,6 cm.

Tür: Sinema İnceleme  |  Sinema

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Combining both practical and theoretical approaches, Activist Film Festivals explores the concept of film festivals as environments of negotiation – spaces wherein the socio-political identities of communities and individuals are confronted and shaped. Spanning the trend for activist and human rights films from the militant cinematic movement of the 1970’s to the present-day, the book tracks the emergence of the politicized spectator and debates the seemingly irreconcilable notions of activist films as a means of ‘humanitarian communication’ versus cinemas of suffering.
With case studies covering San Francisco’s LGBT+ festival, Brazil’s International Disability Film Festival and the Bristol Palestine Film Festival amongst others, the book’s engagement with topical socio-political issues firmly underpins it’s relevance to a present-day, resurging activist climate.
Building on the growing international trend of film festival scholarship, this book brings together contributions by academics, film producers and directors, as well as film festival organizers to question the role of the spectator as an active agent for social change. The edited collection provides a comprehensive overview of the activist film landscape and asks: how successful are activist film festivals in producing politically engaged spectators? And can film directors and festival organizers attempt to extend the life of a film beyond the moment of exhibition?

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