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Slums on Screen

World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Igor Krstić

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A polycentric approach to the representation of slums in world cinema

Near to one billion people call slums their home, making it a reasonable claim to describe our world as a ‘planet of slums.’ But how has this hard and unyielding way of life been depicted on screen? How have filmmakers engaged historically and across the globe with the social conditions of what is often perceived as the world’s most miserable habitats?

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1: Slums on and off Screen

Part One: Global Currents
2: Sensational Remediations
3: Documentary Mappings
4: Neorealist Narratives
5: Third Docufictions
6: Postmodern Bricolages
7: Digital Realisms

Part Two: Local Expressions
8: Favelas on Screen
9: Bombay Cinema

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About the Author

Igor Krstić studied German and Comparative Literature at the University of Tübingen, after which he obtained an M.A in Film and Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He completed his PhD at the University of Mannheim with a dissertation on the representation of slums in world cinema. Currently he is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Reading, where he works on a research project about essay films.