Are borders fictions? A film showing and a conversation.

Meet film-maker and researcher, Keina Espiñeira, along with three literary scholars working with borders, fiction and migration, to discuss borders in literature and film.

The Color of the Sea: A Filmic Border Experience in Ceuta, directed by Keina Espiñeira, will be shown and afterwards there will be a debate. See trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgC…

- How do novels and films present borders in this age of global contact and migration?
- Where is the border between reality and fiction when migrants and others cross borders?
- How do we represent migrant experience in an ethical way?

The movie has been nominated for the 2016 European Short Film Awards and is made within the framework of a major EU research project on borders, EUBORDERSCAPES.

Participants:
Keina Espiñeira (Spain) is a scholar and filmmaker. Her artistic practice is strongly research oriented and involves fieldwork from a multidisciplinary approach. Borders have a pivotal role in her work.

Lill-Ann Körber (Oslo/Berlin) is a scholar of Scandinavian Studies at the Universities of Oslo and Bergen with a primary interest in the colonial history of the Nordic countries and their postcolonial relationships with Africa, the Caribbean, and the North Atlantic.

Karin Kukkonen (Oslo) is a scholar of comparative literature with a particular interest in the constant negotiation of the boundaries between literature and life, as stories captivate the imagination of their readers.

Johan Schimanski (Oslo) is scholar of comparative literature at the Universities of Oslo and of Eastern Finland, researching on borders in literature, Arctic literature and literary exhibitions.

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