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Who Is Europe? A Film in Six Acts

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ian McDonald


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In Who is Europe? A Film in Six Acts, we travel to Dresden, Bologna, Bodrum, Tompa on the Hungarian-Serbian border, and to Melilla, a Spanish exclave in Africa, to explore the disparate ways in which heritage practices shape the politics of identity in Europe. A series of dualisms underpin the filmic treatment: ‘then and now’, ‘us and them’ and ‘here and there’. These are expressed in a split-screen format by a poetics of juxtaposition to highlight contrasts and dissonances. In portraying the tensions over the different experiences and understandings of Europe today, this film raises critical questions for our times: Who is Europe? Whither Europe? Who belongs?

Publication metadata

Author(s): McDonald I

Publication type: Digital or Visual Media

Publication status: Published

Year: 2018

Format: Digital File (.mov or .MP4)

Credits: Filmed and Edited by Ian McDonald


Notes: Shortlisted for AHRC Best Research Film of the Year 2019.