Unresolved Subjects in the Cinema of Statelessness

Keywords: borders, cinema, mobility, post-ethnographic, statelessness


Cinematic projections of refugees, exiles, and forced migration depart from the conventions of documentary fact to expand the experience of statelessness. For instance, Pierre-Yeves Vandeweerd’s post-ethnographic work configures voices and bodies onscreen to communicate political subjectivities lost to names, dates, and macropolitical events. These films thereby return existing questions about the unresolved sovereignties of states.

Author Biography

Noah Viernes, Akita International University

Associate Professor of Global Studies Program at Akita International University, Yuwa, Akita-city, Japan.

How to Cite
Viernes, N. (2019). Unresolved Subjects in the Cinema of Statelessness. Review of Human Rights, 5(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v5i1.90