Children coping with COVID-19: Intersectional understandings of film and media access in a crisis

Atkinson, J. and Bulbulia, F. (2021) Children coping with COVID-19: Intersectional understandings of film and media access in a crisis. Film Education Journal, 4(1), pp. 29-43. (doi: 10.14324/FEJ.04.1.03)

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As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns across the world, digital access has become paramount, as most aspects of education have moved online. Drawing together five case studies located in South Africa, Argentina, the Netherlands, India and Ethiopia, this article assesses the role of film education during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the impacts of digital access. We examine multimodal forms of film education, and how these were used to inform, entertain and educate children during the crisis by the varying work undertaken by the organizations. Applying theories of intersectionality, we address the need for context-specific approaches to film education, focusing upon the impact that the societal and individual contexts had on the dissemination of film education in each country.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Atkinson, Ms Justine
Authors: Atkinson, J., and Bulbulia, F.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Film Education Journal
Publisher:UCL Press
ISSN (Online):2515-7086
Published Online:10 June 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Atkinson and Bulbulia
First Published:First published in Film Education Journal 4(1): 29-43
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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