Cinematic Time and the Accumulation of Ecosocial Crises

Moving People and Images Journal (MPIJ), No. 1, September 2021.

Cinema emerged in an era in which accurately recording, standarizing and reproducing time was essential to the development of industrial capitalism, which radically altered our very perception of time. How can cinema today challenge the hegemonic worldview of time produced by the capitalist society and reformulate alternative approaches to contest the current ecosocial crises?

Article commissioned by AVEK, the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, Finland, in collaboration with MPIJ. The article was published in two version: a long one at MPIJ and a short one at AVEK.

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