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Friday, 20 May 2016

Defining Community Film - Dr Ian McCormick writes ...

An interesting paper has just been uploaded to the academic networking site, - we thought it might interest our Film and TV staff and students:- 

Dr Ian  McCormick

This article surveys and attempts to define key aspects of community film. Community Film is a variety of practices and approaches which emerged in the 1970s that claim to interrogate and challenge the dominant use of "film" and "cinema" in association with a global, big budget "industry". DeeDee Halleck noted in her 2002 book "It's one thing to critique the mass media and rail against their abuses. It's quite another to create viable alternatives." Community film takes up that challenge at a local and global ("transnational") level; and further builds on the pioneering work of Many Voices,...


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