AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

One Perspective

by Kritteka Gregory

Institution: AUT University
Year: 0
Keywords: Diaspora; Identity; Home; Essay film; Culture; Immigrant; Autoethnography
Record ID: 1297554
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/7498


One Perspective is an essay film that investigates notions of home and identity from an immigrant’s perspective. The project explores how an essayistic film can be used to examine the in-between, intricate and chaotic space an individual is positioned in, as they attempt to negotiate and reconcile two different cultures. An investigation of the subjects of diaspora and an immigrant’s sense of identity and home, form the underpinnings of this project. It questions how an autoethnographic enquiry be implied in an essay film to investigate notions of home as it relates to an immigrants experience. Using autoethnography as the methodological framework, the ‘I’ is made the subject of research in an effort to articulate a personal narrative of travelling through cultural paradigms. This project draws inspiration from films such as San Soleil and Night and Fog, to understand the complexities of portraying an essayistic formatted film. I aim to initiate a conversation with viewers to reflect upon their own narrative.