SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Jenn Durrett

BFA (NYU-Tisch), MPhil (Trinity Dublin)
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Jenn Durrett
Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

PhD Student Associate Member

Ms Jenn Durrett
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Thesis title:
Palestinian Filmmaking - Palestinian film production as coping, agency, and voice
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PhD Research

My research looks at two primary questions: Can Palestinians producing their own films act as a method of coping with their circumstances? And can Palestinian voices, through the medium of film, impact the global conversation about Palestine?

I hope to explore how practice-based film education can help students develop useful skills and offer a method of coping through creative expression; how Palestinian-made films create and contribute to Palestinian culture; and how a strengthened Palestinian film industry, and wider distribution of its films, might complicate the globally-saturated narrative painted by much of Israeli cinema.