In this third and final part of our Slums series, Ranjani Mazumdar discusses two recent films that have created “embodied cartographies” of Mumbai’s Dharavi.
Charlotte Brunsdon, Pamela Wojcik, Malini Guha, and Kulraj Phullar discuss liminal spaces of inclusion/exclusion and South Asian film at the London: Gateway to Cinema and Media Studies Symposium
In the second part of our Slum series, Elmo Gonzaga probes the ethics of journalistic, cinematic, and gamified images of informal settlements in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.
How have slums been represented onscreen? In the first installment of a three-part series, Igor Krstić considers the history of the cinematic representation of slums and examines the capacity of visual media to portray the complex relationships between capitalism and urban development.
Malini Guha discusses how IsumaTV’s exhibition at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale manifests notions of infrastructural media sovereignty.
In this installment of the Mediapolis Q&A, Angelo Restivo interviews Ofer Eliaz about his new book Cinematic Cryptonomies: The Absent Body in Postwar Film.
Daryl Meador explores how the cinematography, soundscape, and generic context of Texas in The Last Picture Show not only evoke alienation but articulate it to settler colonialism.
In this issue’s Global Public Art column, Caitlin Bruce discusses her Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project, which connects post-industrial cities across the US/Mexico border and offers new ways of producing and engaging graffiti and mural-making.
Anushka Robinson explores Aki Kaurismäki’s take on migration, Fortress Europe, northern France, and community ties through theories of childhood and affiliation.