REFRAME Encounters

REFRAME Encounters is a video series that showcases diverse, current and ongoing projects from researchers in the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex.

Directed and edited by Catalina Balan, and produced by Lizzie Thynne and Mel Friend

Dr Michael Lawrence discusses the relationship between global humanitarianism and media culture, and in particular the transformation of humanitarian media in the digital era.

Michael Lawrence is a Reader (Media and Film) and Head of Department of Film Studies (School of Media, Film and Music), University of Sussex.

Dr Pollyanna Ruiz introduces her AHRC funded collaboration with the skate community on London’s Southbank and reflects upon the interplay between expertise in the arts, heritage and academia. More information about this project (including the award winning film ‘You Can’t Move History’) can be found here.

Pollyanna Ruiz is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications and Head of Department of Media (School of Media, Film and Music), University of Sussex.

Professor Alisa Lebow introduces her collaborative manifesto, Beyond Story, on the politics of documentary filmmaking. The manifesto can be found here.

Alisa Lebow is a Professor of Screen Media (School of Media, Film and Music), University of Sussex.

Dr Thomas Austin talks about his forthcoming book, Cinema of Crisis: Film and Contemporary Europe.

Thomas Austin is a Reader in Media and Film (School of Media, Film and Music), University of Sussex



Shorter versions of these films can be found on Sussex’s School of Media, Film and Music’s research showcase page, or visit REFRAME’s Vimeo page for more REFRAME- and MFM- affiliated audio-visual projects.