Abroad: production tracks and narrative trajectories in films about Australians in Asia

Craven, Allison (2017) Abroad: production tracks and narrative trajectories in films about Australians in Asia. In: Ryan, Mark David, and Goldsmith, Ben, (eds.) Australian Screen in the 2000s. Palgrave MacMillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 99-117.

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The Waiting City and Wish You Were Here are among a number of twenty-first century Australian films made, wholly or partly, offshore, in India and Cambodia respectively, and therefore form part of the corpus of “Asian Australian cinema.” The filmmakers’ experiences and the film narratives are discussed using Jane Mills’s (2014) concept of “sojourner cinema.” Comparison is made with earlier Asian Australian films, tracing the ambivalent paradigm of Asia as both threat and opportunity, described by Khoo, Smaill and Yue (2015), and reflecting on the productions with regard to the role outlined for the creative industries in the White Paper, Australians in the Asian Century.

Item ID: 49779
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-319-48299-6
Keywords: Asian-Australian films, Orient, sojourner, Asian century, ambivalence, family drama, cultural intermediaries
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 23:28
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3605 Screen and digital media > 360501 Cinema studies @ 80%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440601 Cultural geography @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 80%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 20%
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