Between love and rejection: hybrid identities and transcultural documentary film-making: films by Sara Ishaq

de Jong, Wilma (2015) Between love and rejection: hybrid identities and transcultural documentary film-making: films by Sara Ishaq. Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, 6 (2). pp. 143-158. ISSN 2040-4344

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Abstract

This article focuses on the transcultural, Oscar-nominated Scottish Yemini, documentary film-maker Sara Ishaq, especially her films The Mulberry House and Karama has no Walls. I place Ishaq’s film in the context of a subgenre of non-fiction films, the increasingly important human rights documentaries, and I also align her work with the concept of ‘accented cinema’ and ways in which the hybrid identities of transcultural film-makers – operating in what Homi Bhabha describes as the ‘third space’ – translates into their films. The main argument is that the ‘politics of justice’ has inspired many minority and women’s groups in the world but that the simple epistemology of the human rights films is complicated by the hybrid identities of transcultural film-makers and the complexities of the domestic sphere where affect and politics are being played out.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Wilma deJong
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2016 07:20
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 06:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60176

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