Themed Playlist: Radical Film Network Returns

In May 2020, Clive Myer provided a playlist introducing us to the work of the Radical Film Network. He returns now with a follow up list to let us know that there are now over 150 films available, free of charge, to students, researchers, the academic community and the public at large on the Radical Film Network website.

Themed Playlist: Queer Cinema from Mainland China

A wonderful playlist of films produced and/or circulated in China that centre on queer people’s lives, or films in which queer people’s stories are central to the film narrative, regardless of the gender and sexual identities of the filmmakers and the target audience.

Themed Playlist: Family Affairs

In honour of World Mental Health Day (10 October), Richard Warden (Middlefish Films) offers a list of documentaries that take a personal, intimate approach to mental heath issues.

Themed Playlist: Black Lives in Philadelphia

Jeff Schreible (KCL),a Philadelphian in London, reflects on representations of Black lives in this diverse city– lives often erased from mainstream representations of the city, but clearly visible and vibrant in the list he offers.

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: Seeing Stuntwork

Stuntworkers are hypervisible as spectacle but too often invisible as laborers. In this playlist, Lauren Steimer directs our attention to their work and calls attention to the need to see this labour and recognise it in the industry and beyond.