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Redirecting the gaze: Film education in an individualistic era

Journal article
Authors Linda Sternö
Klara Björk
Published in Journal of African Cinemas
Volume 9
Issue 2-3
Pages 151-168
ISSN 1754-9221
Publication year 2017
Published at Valand Academy
Pages 151-168
Language en
Keywords film pedagogy, film education and film programmes, transforming learning, democracy and social, Film, Radio & Television
Subject categories Studies on Film


This article offers consideration to an alternative use of film practice and the role of pedagogy in challenging the conception of film as a product and entertainment medium. Instead the authors reflect on the potential of the camera as a tool for facilitating dialogue with communities and individuals, which allows student filmmakers to draw on images and representations that challenge the stereotyped and repetitive images generated in mass media. Furthermore, they draw from their own experiences of working with the visual practice (VP) model where the camera is a research tool. As a tool, the camera is used to explore issues in contemporary society and is related to contextual responsibilities and concerns regarding film pedagogy and its connection to enabling social change, with a broader correlation to civil society that aims to promote democratic rights.

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