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January 2001, Week 4


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Susan Mains <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 22 Jan 2001 17:18:00 +0000
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    Susan Mains.
    British Film Institute


    Global Village or Global Image?
    Representing Diversity and Difference
    24-27 July 2001, London, UK.

    Increasingly, we are faced with the notion that media
    images are part of a process of globalisation, but to what
    extent are different people, places and political
    viewpoints linked together? Who is being excluded from
    these representations? Are we moving towards a global
    village or simply a global image? This conference offers a
    unique forum for addressing the above questions and
    encouraging discussions examining cultural diversity and
    media between internationally recognised academics, film
    makers, institutions, policy makers, and the wider

    Key Themes:

    Media, Identity and Place
    Murder, (Mis)Adventure and Making News
    Media, Community and Social Inclusion
    Representing Development
    Governments, MNCs and Regulation
    The Politics of Old and New Media
    Learning and Creativity

    Keynote Speakers:

    bell hooks
    Renowned author on gender, race and cultural politics, with
    extensive writings including, Yearning: Race, Gender, and
    Cultural Politics (1990), Black Looks: Race and
    Representation (1992), Killing Rage: Ending Racism (1995),
    and All About Love: New Visions (2000).

    Sorious Samura
    Acclaimed documentary film maker whose intense and thought
    provoking work has drawn attention to conflict in, and
    media representations of, various regions of Africa. Samura
    has won many international awards for his unflinching
    coverage of controversial and often harrowing scenes, e.g.,
    Cry Freetown (2000), Exodus (2000), and Walking on Ashes

    (Additional speakers to be announced.)

    Individual 250 word presentations and/or special panel
    proposals (of up to 5 presenters per panel) are due by 1
    February, 2001 electronically via or by mail and
    disk to Susan Mains, Inaugural International Media
    Conference, British Film Institute, 21 Stephen Street,
    London W1P 2LN, UK. For further information please check
    updates on the BFI website (above) or email
    [log in to unmask]

    Registration Information:

    The conference will be held at the Institute of Education,
    University of London.

    100.00 / 60.00*
    Conference fee only, advance rate

    125.00 / 85.00*
    Conference fee only, late rate

    50.00 / 30.00*
    Daily rate, 1 day

    80.00 / 40.00*
    Daily rate, 2 days

    *  Concessionary rate, proof of status required with

    Co-Organised by:

    British Film Institute
    Broadcasting Standards Commission
    Independent Television Commission

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