Welcome to our transnational network of research seminars of collaboration between researchers from the UK, USA, Finland, Iceland and Italy. Researchers of film, television and screen cultures and environmental sciences will discuss with industry professionals and regional environmental sectors the subject of sustainable screen production in water-based locations.
Four culturally and historically significant locations with precarious water histories have been selected.
The four seminars will explore the impact of repeated screen productions and the rapid growth of creative industries on water ecosystems through a focus on Hollywood’s pollution of water in Miami, USA; the exploitation of ice landscapes in Reykjavik, Iceland; the ‘Poldark effect ‘in Cornwall, UK; and the submergence, on and off screen, of Venice, Italy.
The seminars will address the legacy of screen production that informs cultural perceptions of the environment alongside the sustainability of screen industries and the creativity of filmmakers.
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This Sustainable Cultures of Water Seminar Series has been funded by the University of Warwick's Research Development Fund and is a collaboration between Warwick's Centre for Cultural & Media Policy Studies and Global Sustainable Development with the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy, University of Cambridge and Ca' Foscari University of Venice.