Media and Communication news and events


  • Still from Shit One Carries by Shuchi Kothari
    Indian Diaspora Aotearoa three ways
    31 October 2017
    Shuchi Kothari explores what it means to be a diasporic Indian in three short films which will be shown at the Auckland Art Gallery on Saturday 12 November.
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    Caught in the Web achieves a hat-trick of #1s
    06 September 2017
    Annie Goldson's Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web has rocketed up all the best documentary lists’on iTunes internationally and is featuring well in the ‘All Movie Genres’ stakes.
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    Kim Dotcom documentary at NZIFF
    26 July 2017
    Annie Goldson’s documentary about Kim Dotcom will screen at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
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    Best self-funded short at the Moas
    13 March 2017
    When Screen Production graduate Hash Perambalam won the Best Self-Funded Short Film award at the Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards she got a selfie with Sam Neill to celebrate.
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    Dotcom documentary to screen at SXSW
    06 March 2017
    Professor Annie Goldson's new documentary about Kim Dotcom will premiere at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas next week.


  • Crime narratives in the age of Trump (School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities, English, Drama and Writing Studies, Media and Communication) Event as iCalendar
    18 May 2017, 4pm
    Associate Professor David Schmid uses the Age of Trump as a lens to examine a series of related issues about what televisual, filmic, and written narratives of crime from a variety of geographical and geopolitical spaces can do, should do, and perhaps are uniquely qualified to do, in a situation where the taken-for-granted ground of liberal democracy is being eroded in front of our eyes.
  • Punk-chic(k) Lit goes global: Vanguard or old guard? (Media and Communication, School of Social Sciences) Event as iCalendar
    06 April 2017, 4:15pm
    Professor Marianne Franklin from Goldsmiths, University of London discusses how first-hand "female rock memoirs" can shed light on the sex-gender, race and class undercurrents in music-making.
  • The death penalty in the age of mechanical reproducibility (Media and Communication, School of Social Sciences) Event as iCalendar
    23 March 2017, 4:15pm
    Professor David Wills from Brown University discusses the development of the guillotine in the context of death penalty jurisprudence debates, and interprets it as a type of "photographic" moment, both in the visual history of capital punishment and in evolving attempts to appropriate the instant of death.
  • Abusing power: The cartoonist in a post-truth world (English, Drama and Writing Studies, Media and Communication, Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities) Event as iCalendar
    16 March 2017, 6pm
    Political cartoonist Steve Bell talks about his experience of a weird yet wonderful profession, and asks if his efforts are one of the very few effective ways of getting to the truth of what politicians are really about.
  • Picturing politics (School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication, Politics and International Relations) Event as iCalendar
    14 March 2017, 5pm
    Steve Bell joins Sharon Murdoch and Chris Slane to talk about their practice as cartoonists and how their ideas evolve when depicting a political event or story, as well as the ways in which practice evolves over time.