Launch of book "Projecting Migration:
Transcultural Documentary Practice"
An innovative multimedia book/DVD entitled Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice (co-edited by Alan Grossman and Aine O'Brien), will be launched on 14 September as part of the 'Stranger than Fiction' Documentary Film Festival at the Irish Film Institute. Professor Desmond Bell, documentary filmmaker and Chair in Film Studies at Queens University, Belfast will launch the book/DVD which is published by Wallflower Press.
Projecting Migration is an integrated book/DVD-ROM anthology which uses different media formats including documentary film, video, photography, radio and new media. It comprises contributions from scholars and practitioners who are working across trans-national locations as diverse as the US/Mexico border, southern Africa, Lebanon and Ireland. Thematically, the contributors address economic and forced migration, border crossings, uprootings, diasporic history and memory, migration and childhood, the trans-national family, post-conflict landscapes, migrant youth culture and photographic archives of migration.
According to editors Grossman and O'Brien, 'The work published in the anthology provides a timely foregrounding of audiovisual practice-based scholarship and it gives prominence to collaborative research processes conducted across the arts, humanities and social sciences, and the fieldwork practices surrounding the assemblage and dissemination of documentary media. The publication is the culmination of a longstanding collaboration between the Digital Media Centre and the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, both of which are housed within the Faculty of Applied Arts in DIT'.