Alternative media ecology and anti-austerity documentary: The #greekdocs archive

Lekakis, Eleftheria (2017) Alternative media ecology and anti-austerity documentary: The #greekdocs archive. Journal of Alternative and Community Media, 2 (2017). pp. 28-44.

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Abstract

This paper presents the digital archive #greekdocs, a researcher-initiated practice. This work has both a theoretical and a practical aim: theoretically, it critically analyses and situates alternative media such as independent documentaries within media ecology in times of austerity and argues that in the context of Greek austerity these operate as both journalist and activist practice. Practically, it aims to offer a media resource of independent productions of various themes, all of which aim to redress narratives of the crisis and its impact on society. Diverse and inventive in their reframing of the crisis, they have addressed questions of its impact on media, politics and society. This paper theorises #greekdocs within media ecology, mediatization and media culture in Greece, and argues that independent documentaries produced under conditions of austerity are at the intersection of journalism and activism.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: documentary, activism, journalism, archive, alternative media, media ecology, anti-austerity, Greece
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DF History of Greece > DF701 Modern Greece
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0831 Social change
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe) > LF3211 Greece
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion pictures > PN1995.9.A-Z Other special topics, A-Z > PN1995.9.D6 Documentary films
Depositing User: Eleftheria Lekakis
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 11:47
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 11:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67064

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