Spaces of becoming : the Stockholm Film Workshop as a transnational site of film production

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The aim of the essay was to present the Stockholm Film Workshop (Filmverkstan, 1973–2001) and its significance as a transnational site of film production. The films and the filmmaking at the workshop are considered as part of a minor cinema film practice in David E. James’s sense. James’s theory is complemented by returning to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s original concept of minor literature in order to stress an analysis that is based on film as a means of production and cultural intervention. This point is emphasized by a presentation and analysis of how various professional and non-professional filmmakers from Colombia, Egypt, Greece and Turkey made use of film at the Stockholm Film Workshop in order to intervene in their new cultural situations. Thus, the textual model of film analysis that is prevalent in Hamid Naficy’s seminal work on accented cinema is complemented with theories of cultural production in order to enable an analysis of a transnational film practice that is on a par with the immigrant experience.


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  • Stockholm University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Studies on Film
  • Other Humanities


  • transnational film practice, minor cinema, film workshops, accented cinema
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-167
JournalTransnational Cinemas
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Published online: 31 Jul 2015 Also published in print: Lars Gustaf Andersson & John Sundholm (2015) Spaces of becoming: the Stockholm Film Workshop as a transnational site of film production, Transnational Cinemas, 6:2, 156-167, DOI: 10.1080/20403526.2015.1070484

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