Film and Television

Can our cities’ thriving creative precincts be saved from ‘renewal’?

Governments are busily rezoning our cities for high-rise apartments. But there is another, overlooked dimension to the redevelopment. Much of it is on industrial land: pockets of old factories and workshops, portrayed as decrepit and in need of renewal. Our new project documents enterprises that actually use urban industrial lands. It’s a story of surprising and largely hidden vibrancy at the interface between creative industries and small manufacturing …

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Joanna fashions a career in research

Not to boast, but Monash is always proud of our incredibly talented students. Joanna Batsakis is a great example. Joanna is working towards an academic career in undertaking a PhD in Film Theory, but is also a painter and jewellery designer for her own label. Here is her profile… Name: Joanna Batsakis Course: Bachelor of…

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Film and Screen DECRA fellow gives a keynote at a major international conference

Dr Julia Vassilieva was invited to give a keynote address to the 20th conference of the Society for the Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image that took place in Helsinki on the 11-14 of June.  The society unites scholars around the word interested in interdisciplinary research within the areas of moving image history, theory, and aesthetics;…

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“Legacies of resistance we need to act upon”: PhD candidate Matteo Dutto

Sometimes dubbed the ‘black Ned Kelly’, Jandamarra of the Bunuba nation is an iconic figure in the history of Australian Indigenous armed resistance to colonial invasion, and while Indigenous Australians have always shared stories of both Jandamarra’s resistance and of other key Indigenous people, such as Yagan of the Whadjuk Noongar and Pemulwuy of the Bidjigal people, the wider Australian public…

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