Academic and Open Conferences, and stand-alone lectures (2017-2018)

Invited Symposium speaker: ‘Arrivals by Sea: Migration on Film’. Cinéma-monde: Film, Borders, Translation , University of Stirling (In association with the Advanced Studies Institute, London).

Panel Chair and speaker, ‘Auto-ethnography, ethics and exile: the new film-makers’ International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Thessaloniki. July.

Day Convenor: Refugee Alternatives II, University of Melbourne. February.

Invited Lecturer: Migration course, University of the Arctic, Tromsø. January. 2017

Chair and convenor: Sydney Film Festival Meet the Directors (Boochani, Sarvestani and Goldfish).

Chair and Convenor: Debt, Opportunity and the Modern Refugee, Grand Challenge Refugees and Migrants, UNSW / Australia Channel.

Debt, Opportunity, and the Modern Refugee

Open lecture on Child Migration and Archival Research, Hope University.

Invited speaker: Symposium – Child and Nation in the Context of World Cinema, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Refugee Alternatives 2017

Panel Chair and Speaker: Affective Shifts, inside and outside the nation. UNSW forced migration network. February 21.

Panel Moderator: Australia’s Creative Voice, Refugee Alternatives Conference. Refugee Council February 22-23.

Film Stream Curator, Refugee Alternatives Conference.

Invited speaker, Angelopoulos symposium, Norwegian Institute, Athens. .

Invited speaker, Child migrants and film, University of Crete.

Invited speaker, Jia Zhangke, internal migration, and 24 City, University of Southampton.

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Libidinal Circuits Exhibition and events.

Libidinal Circuits was an interdisciplinary exploration of the migration of people and ideas in cities, specifically Liverpool, where the exhibition was sited, and sister port cities such as Sydney and Shanghai. It was linked to a multi-disciplinary academic conference at the University of Liverpool. 8th– 10thJuly 2015.

The exhibition was co-curated by S.H. Donald with Roger McKinley (Director of Education, FACT) and Emily Baker (singer songwriter) and was co-funded by iCinema (Del Favero), the School of the Arts, Liverpool (Donald), the Culture of Cities project in Toronto (Blum and Grenzer), and FACT.What is a Libidinal Circuit?

Programme, Libidinal Circuits

Programme, Libidinal Circuits

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UNSW Lecture video: There’s No Place Like Home

In this lecture, part of the So What? series from UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, Stephanie discusses child migrants in cinema since 1939. The lecture took place on 30 July, 2014.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

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Fairfield Students’ Films

14th Street — Princess and the Witch — Beneath the Crazy Love  — Indian Dance View the trailers for all four films View the complete films    

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The Red Balloon

View ‘The Red Balloon’ Short Films

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Sydney students’ movies: Squirt’s Journey

Follow this cute character’s adventure on the first day of school!

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Sydney students’ movies: Ghost Story

Just an ordinary day in an ordinary school … or is it?

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Sydney students’ movies: Bullied Teacher

It all started with a thrown banana … will these unruly students get away with bullying their teacher?

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Fieldwork: Guangzhou 2014

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Stephanie Donald lecture – There’s No Place Like Home: Child Migrants in World Cinema

In this lecture, part of the So What? series from UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, Stephanie will discuss child migrants in cinema since 1939.

When: 30 July 2014, 6pm – 7.30pm

Where: Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington

RSVP: click here to go to UNSW page to RSVP

In a world maimed by war, climate change, economic dysfunction and political failures, the flows of migration are as intense as they have ever been. Child migrants are central actors in this movement of people across borders and continents. As those in receiving countries such as Australia know well, however, the child migrant is not always kindly greeted on arrival.

As recently as November 2012, the current Minister for Immigration commented that ‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re a child, … it doesn’t matter whether you’re an unaccompanied minor, it doesn’t matter whether you have a health condition, … if you’re fit enough to get on a boat, you’re fit enough to … end up in offshore processing’. Is this the only way to think about journeys, arrivals and settlement?

The lecture looks at how the child migrant has figured in world cinema since 1939, and argues that the child retains a special power in describing, performing and critiquing the great movements and translations that make the world global.

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