Film geographies is a forum that includes everything related to films and geography. We stream films made by geographers, and films about geography. We offer a space where films cannot just be peer reviewed, but they can also be interpreted by viewers.
How do film and video produce new inclusive and diverse knowledges?
Films can be essayistic in the structure, but they are not the same as texts. Films can relay arguments but also reflections and emotions. Part of the pleasure of making films is allowing people to watch them and reinterpret them according to their lived reality. From the academic point of view these films offer both an academic essay and something that people can write about in their own academic essays. From the external point of view Filmgeographies allows us to know more about local communities from all over the world through a wider range of perspectives.
Filmgeographies started in 2016 and has since been developed by filmmakers and academics from Italy, England and Philippines. Part of our remit is to screen films made for AAG Shorts. AAG Shorts is a short film screening festival that began in 2016 as part of the American Association of Geographers Annual meeting. Since November 2018 we are also pleased to announce the formation of the American Association of Geographers’ Film-making and Screening Specialty Group.