Book Launch: The Old Greeks: Photography, Cinema, Migration

When:28 Nov 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Venue:Berkelouw Books, 19 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW 2021
Who:George Kouvaros, Author

The Old Greeks: Photography, Cinema, Migration

How should the people that migrated across the world be remembered? What role do films and photographs play in the remembrance?

Drawing on the events surrounding the arrival of George Kouvaros’ family in Australia from Cyprus, The Old Greeks traces how film and photography help us to make sense of the experience of migration.

Combining elements of autobiography, cultural history and criticism, George Kouvaros writes about complex issues through intimate family stories.

Whether directly or indirectly, all our lives have been affected by the experience of migration. The Old Greeks considers how this experience is lived – by those who initiated the migratory journey and those who grew up in its wake. The result is a delicate balance between survival and extinction, expectation and obligation, onlooker and image.

Light snacks and refreshments provided.

the old greeks


George kouvarosGeorge Kouvaros is Professor of Film Studies in the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW. He is the author of numerous books, journal articles and book chapters on aspects of film, photography and visual culture. 

   

   

   

  

John hughesThe book will be launched by John Hughes, the author of the prize-winning collection of autobiographical essays The Idea of Home.

     

    

    

    


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