...This chapter explores the construction of voice, and in particular, the production of non-human ecological soundscapes, in poetic documentaries about the challenges of the Anthropocene. Offered as a new field of acoustic studies within...
...Giant Turtles Swimming In The Sea.
They are swimming towards a tropical beach. Brilliant sunlight. Camera pulls back to reveal that the film is on a video display in an aquarium.
Camera pans to turtles in a tank. Soaring, dipping...
Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...The cinema of Aki Kaurismäki has met with much appreciation and apprehension in international academic scholarship. On one hand, the films have been interpreted as complex commentaries on Finnish society...
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