Children in an open world: Mobility as ontology in new Iranian and Turkish cinema

Lury, K. (2010) Children in an open world: Mobility as ontology in new Iranian and Turkish cinema. Feminist Theory, 11(3), pp. 283-294. (doi: 10.1177/1464700110376279)

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In a series of non-Western films 13 Time and Winds, A Time for Drunken Horses, Turtles Can Fly and Buddha Collapsed out of Shame 13 contemporary child figures inhabit their world in a manner that demonstrates the child 19s resilience and their intimacy with the land. Drawing on non-representational theory (NRT) and relating this to feminist theories of affect and subjectivity, the article suggests that these films present child figures for whom mobility has effectively become their ontology and that this demonstrates that there may be a different form of kinship between the natural world and the child. This is not to romanticize this connection or to essentialize the child: this relationship is revealed not to be idyllic but affectively 18open 19 in a way that may be terrifying as well as liberating.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lury, Professor Karen
Authors: Lury, K.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Feminist Theory
ISSN (Online):1741-2773

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
412011The child in filmKaren LuryArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/E003370/1CCA - THEATRE FILM AND TV STUDIES