Connecting Shores : Libya’s Colonial Ghost and Europe’s Migrant Crisis in Colonial and Postcolonial Cinematic Representations

@inproceedings{Ponzanesi2018ConnectingS,
  title={Connecting Shores : Libya’s Colonial Ghost and Europe’s Migrant Crisis in Colonial and Postcolonial Cinematic Representations},
  author={S. Ponzanesi},
  year={2018}
}
This paper points out the relationship between the colonial past—defined from a psychoanalytic, theoretical perspective in terms of a ghost—and Europe’s present migrant crisis through the analysis of recent European documentary films that challenge stereotypical representations of Lampedusa and its refugees. This analysis shows how the past returns to write the present, starting from present-day hegemonic powers, by highlighting the importance of different shores such as those of Libya and… Expand

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