This second volume builds on the initial groundwork laid by Ecocinema Theory and Practice by examining the ways in which ecocritical cinema studies have matured and proliferated over the last decade, opening whole new areas of study and research.

Featuring fourteen new essays organized into three sections around the themes of cinematic materialities, discourses, and communities, the volume explores a variety of topics within ecocinema studies from examining specific national and indigenous film contexts to discussing ecojustice, environmental production studies, film festivals, and political ecology. The breadth of the contributions exemplifies how ecocinema scholars worldwide have sought to overcome the historical legacy of binary thinking and intellectual norms and are working to champion new ecocritical, intersectional, decolonial, queer, feminist, Indigenous, vitalist, and other emergent theories and cinematic practices. The collection also demonstrates the unique ways that cinema studies scholarship is actively addressing environmental injustice and the climate crisis.

This book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of ecocritical film and media studies, production studies, cultural studies, and environmental studies.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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Cut to Green: Tracking the Growth of Ecocinema Studies
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part I|67 pages

Ecocinema Materialities

chapter 1|15 pages

Unsustainable Cinema

Global Supply Chains
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chapter 2|18 pages

Greening Mexican Cinema

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chapter 3|18 pages

Energy and Exhaustion in a Coal Melodrama

Kaala Patthar (1979)
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part II|79 pages

Ecocinema Discourses

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chapter 6|15 pages

Polytemporality in the Slow Ecocinema of Lav Diaz

An Installation in a Trauma Field
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chapter 7|17 pages

Exploring SF Ecocinema

Ideologies of Gender, Infrastructure, and US/China Dynamics in Interstellar and The Wandering Earth
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chapter 9|15 pages

The Matrix of Ecomedia

Fan Worlds as Environments
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part III|76 pages

Ecocinema Communities

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Indigenous Cosmologies and Communities

The Digital Art of Jonathan Thunder and Missy Whiteman
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chapter 11|13 pages

Of Toxic Dust and Sad Places

Ecochronicity and Debility in Julio Hernández Cordón's Polvo (Dust, 2012)
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chapter 13|19 pages

Blurry Streams

The Pandemic Film Festival
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Seeing Locally, Expressing Globally

Participatory Filmmaking and Aesthetics
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The Sequel Effect
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