Migration and mobility: the question of childhood in Chinese and European cinema since 1945 is an ARC Future Fellowship research project led by Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Future Fellow and Professor of Comparative Film and Cultural Studies, University of New South Wales. It’s known fondly as ‘The Dorothy Project’, after perhaps the most quintessential cinematic child-traveller, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
The project will produce a comparative account of the migrant and mobile child in postwar film, researched in China and Europe. It will contribute deeper knowledge of how childhood has been valued in key societies since 1945, and will bring new energy to international and domestic debates on the status, image and experience of migrant children.
The book of the project, There’s No Place Like Home: The Migrant Child in World Cinema, will be published by I B Tauris.
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