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Spaces of becoming: the Stockholm Film Workshop as a transnational site of film production
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Cinema Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7595-5130
2015 (English)In: Transational Cinemas, ISSN 2040-3526, E-ISSN 2040-3534, Vol. 6, no 2, 156-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the essay was to present the Stockholm Film Workshop (Filmverkstan, 1973–2001) and its significance as a transnational site of film production. The films and the filmmaking at the workshop are considered as part of a minor cinema film practice in David E. James’s sense. James’s theory is complemented by returning to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s original concept of minor literature in order to stress an analysis that is based on film as a means of production and cultural intervention. This point is emphasized by a presentation and analysis of how various professional and non-professional filmmakers from Colombia, Egypt, Greece and Turkey made use of film at the Stockholm Film Workshop in order to intervene in their new cultural situations. Thus, the textual model of film analysis that is prevalent in Hamid Naficy’s seminal work on accented cinema is complemented with theories of cultural production in order to enable an analysis of a transnational film practice that is on a par with the immigrant experience.

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2015. Vol. 6, no 2, 156-167 p.
Keyword [en]
accented cinema, film workshops, minor cinema, transnational film practice
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Studies on Film
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Cinema Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119619DOI: 10.1080/20403526.2015.1070484OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-119619DiVA: diva2:847030
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Cultural practice of immigrant filmmaking
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Swedish Research Council, 2012-499
Available from: 2015-08-19 Created: 2015-08-19 Last updated: 2017-05-15Bibliographically approved

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