Merve Ünsal explores the neighborhood of Kagithane (House of Paper) in Istanbul, Turkey, which was formerly a hub of paper production. Ünsal examines the paper supply crisis in Turkey through the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, which is home to the Ottoman state archives.
In the first installment of a dossier on scarcity and the supply chain crisis, Tyler Klatt explores how the media industries have been affected by the global computer chip shortage related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arguing that mobility has to be understood intersectionally, Pamela Robertson Wojcik shows how Hollywood genres about tramps, hitchhikers, and “street people” overwhelmingly privilege white characters even as film and television have started to pay more attention to female homelessness.
Can cinema generate alternative visions of precarious life in the banlieue? Isabelle McNeill investigates scenes of domestic interiors that challenge the dominant media imagery of French social housing and its high rise architecture.