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Title: The Representation of the Illegal Migrant in Contemporary Cinema: Border Scenarios and Effects
Authors: Schurmans, Fabrice 
Keywords: Border relations; Border representation; Cinema; Illegal migrant
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Sociais
Serial title, monograph or event: RCCS Annual Review
Issue: 7
Place of publication or event: Coimbra
Abstract: This paper analyzes a corpus of films that represent various journeys of illegal migrants. It focuses specifically on the role of the illegal migrant on the border, understood as both a place and a metaphor. After critically examining the notion of border, it explores the recurring characters in this particular kind of film: the illegal migrant who experiences the border, the Western man-in-crisis who is regenerated through contact with the Other, the immigration officer whose own stance toward the suffering of illegal migrants is questioned.
ISSN: 1647-3175
DOI: 10.4000/rccsar.622
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CES - Artigos em Revistas Nacionais

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