The ontological transnationalism of the filmmaker: solidarity-based talent development across borders

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Abstract

Talent development focusing on motion pictures is increasingly scaffolded through transnational structures and processes. The result is a growing emphasis on what I propose to call the ontological transnationalism of the film practitioner. I begin by identifying transnational talent development as a neglected, yet important area of inquiry for Transnational Cinema Studies and go on to propose a definition of talent development as encompassing more than technical skillsets. A list of parameters is offered for the purpose of capturing the specificity of different approaches to transnational talent development. Of particular interest, I argue, are those models of talent development that have transnational solidarity as a constitutive element. The specific case of Filmlab Palestine is discussed with an eye to foregrounding the promise of solidarity-based transnationalism as it relates to talent development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-68
Number of pages16
JournalTransnational Screens
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2019

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