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2008 Fall Global Media


December 5, 2008

“Sleepwalking Through the Mekong”

Sleepwalking Through the Mekong follows Los Angeles-based band Dengue Fever on their recent journey to Cambodia to perform 60s and 70s Cambodian rock n’ roll in the country where it was created and very nearly destroyed. The odyssey is a homecoming for the band’s lead singer, Chhom Nimol, and a transformation for the rest of […]

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Concert: Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (Farfisa), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (sax). The band’s music has been featured in a number of film and television shows including City of Ghosts, Must Love Dogs, Broken Flowers, and twice on Showtime’s hit series, Weeds. They have […]

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November 20, 2008

“Standard Operating Procedure”

Is it possible for a photograph to change the world? Photographs taken by soldiers in Abu Ghraib prison changed the war in Iraq and changed America’s image of itself. Standard Operating Procedure examines the context of these photographs to answer: Why were they taken? What was happening outside the frame? Who are the soldiers who […]

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November 19, 2008

Nancy Snow

Nancy Snow is a scholar, professor, and author, with a special interest in how America exercises its soft power and national image in the world. Her research and teaching specialties are global communications, political communications, and persuasive communications. Dr. Snow is Associate Professor of Public Diplomacy in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at […]

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November 13, 2008

“Head Wind”

Officially, the “information revolution” has not come to Iran. With only state-sanctioned Islamic programming permitted, many Iranians gravitate toward “forbidden” foreign media, whether from Hollywood or Bollywood, because it provides a window to the rest of the world. Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof reveals the government’s losing battle for control over the flow of information […]

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November 12, 2008

Orayb Najjar

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October 30, 2008

“War Child”

War Child chronicles the tumultuous life of Emmanuel Jal, a veteran of the 20-year civil war in Sudan. His rise from orphan to child soldier to refugee to international rap star represents one of the 21st century’s most inspiring and hopeful stories. As one of tens of thousands of “lost boys” of the Sudan, Jal […]

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October 29, 2008

Pamela Wilson

Pamela Wilson is program coordinator and associate professor of communication at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia. She combines her dual backgrounds in anthropology and media studies in her teaching and research on various aspects of media and cultural representation, often from a historical perspective and with a special interest in the cultural politics of regional, […]

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Michelle Stewart

Michelle Stewart is coordinator and associate professor of cinema studies and literature at Purchase College in New York. Her dissertation from the University of Minnesota, “Sovereign Visions: Native North American Documentary,” investigates the development of Native North American filmmaking as a creative form of cultural activism that is tied to a political program of cultural […]

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October 24, 2008

“Resolution 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces”

Resolution 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces is a project that will take place in Hollywood and Claremont, California, from Thursday, September 25, 2008, to Sunday, February 1, 2009. These events, celebrating LACE’s thirtieth anniversary programs, include a symposium, traveling exhibition and publication.

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October 20, 2008

Jennifer Terry

Since January 2003, Jennifer Terry has been an associate professor of Women’s Studies with formal affiliations in Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Film and Media Studies, the Art, Computation, and Engineering PhD Program, and the Critical Theory Institute at the University of California at Irvine. Her research is concentrated in Feminist Cultural Studies; Science and Technology studies; […]

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October 16, 2008

“The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela”

Raquela is a transsexual from the Philippines who dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris. In order to make her dreams come true, she turns from prostitution toward the more lucrative business of Internet porn. Her success as a porn star brings new friends, including Valerie, a […]

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Anikó Imre

Anikó Imre’s research and teaching interests are in global, European and East European media, cultural theories of globalization and identity, children’s media and media education. Imre is editor of East European Cinemas, published in Routledge’s Film Readers series (2005), and co-editor of Transnational Feminism in Film and Media, published in Palgrave’s Comparative Feminist Studies series […]

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Katarzyna Marciniak

Katarzyna Marciniak is Associate Professor of Transnational Studies in the English Department at Ohio University. She is the author of Alienhood: Citizenship, Exile, and the Logic of Difference (University of Minnesota Press, 2006), and co-editor, with Anikó Imre and Áine O’Healy, of Transnational Feminism in Film and Media (Palgrave, 2007). Her work on immigration, media […]

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October 15, 2008

Katrien Jacobs

A scholar, writer, artist and activist Katrien Jacobs is assistant professor in digital media at City University of Hong Kong. She has lectured and published widely on digital media, art, performativity and censorship. She has a Ph.D. degree in comparative literature and media, with a thesis on dismemberment myths and rituals in 1960s/1970s body art […]

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October 11, 2008

Bus Tour

The 2008 Freewaves festival, entitled “HollyWould,” will fuse media arts and Hollywood Boulevard from October 9-13, 2008. The festival will transform the iconic boulevard into a massive, multi-faceted screening room for experimental videos, films and media art from every continent. Selected works will be projected onto buildings, displayed on LCD screens inside stores and installed […]

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October 9, 2008

“57,000 Km Between Us”

Though it may surprise viewers plunged into the film’s disoriented universe, a bright streak of normality runs through 57,000 Kilometers Between Us. The debut feature from French photographer and video artist Delphine Kreuter tracks a daisy chain of relationships in one hyperactively dysfunctional family. Her means are digital, her method purposeful randomness, her material aggressively […]

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