Themed Playlist: Filming Abortion

From Maria San Filippo, a tie-in to her recent Flow column “Maude & Me; Or, Responsibilities of a Feminist Media Critic,” this list features films that represent abortion in resonant, hopefully mind-changing ways.

Themed Playlist: Discovery and Beginnings

Ania Trzebiatowska has recently joined the University as the festival director of Sands – International Film Festival of St Andrews. She generously contributed a playlist on the theme of discovery and beginnings, featuring her favourite debuts of the past decade.

Themed Playlist: Out to market: Ports and pipelines

Mining and oil exploitation have been a focus of intense fascination for filmmakers and audiences, often mythologised as conquest over nature or visions of the technological sublime and the anthropocene. But what of the material realities of these operations? Maria Velez Serna provides films that render visible the abstracted operations of planetary mining.

Themed Playlist: Digital and Interactive Media Projects that Think Through the Environment

In a time when we might be more attuned to matters of space and place than ever, and as so much of our movement is now about mediation and interaction with the digital, it is wonderful to have Dale Hudson’s and Patricia R. Zimmermann’s contribution:  Digital and Interactive Media Projects that Think Through the Environment.

Themed Playlist: The Female Detective on TV

To coincide with the publication of MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture’s issue on the Female Detective on TV, this collaboratively-created playlist features several of the collection’s contributors offering their recommendations of TV shows featuring female detectives. Enjoy this list of things to watch and read.

Themed Playlist: Engaged Observation

Filmmaker and sound artist Mark Lyken provides a list of films that influenced the making of his recently released film, 1300 Shots. These films push beyond the observational mode in engaging, creative, and inventive ways.

Themed Playlist: A World Inside a Room

This playlist is inspired by the 60 Hour Film Blitz’s 2021 theme: “A world inside a room.” Each team will create a short film using only one room of their homes, and this playlist therefore features films all predominantly shot in a single location.