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Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2042-1869
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1877

Abstract

This article considers the construction and reimaging of the space in Olivier Babinet’s 2016 film, . It is informed by Homi Bhabha’s concept of Third Space, and explores the ways in which the film challenges reductive representations of the and its inhabitants, the violent rhetoric of French Universalism, and the myth of national identity. employs reflexive strategies that challenge dominant notions about the space and population that are rooted in colonialism and White supremacy. In doing so, it reveals the connections between cinematic representation, systemic violence, and spatial transformation.

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