Contested Spaces Video Project

Everyone is different, Everyone is Equal, Kurdish poster, Istanbul (S L James 2008)

Everyone is different, Everyone is Equal, Kurdish poster, Istanbul (S L James 2008)

This project presents an archive of ten minute video talks by academics, journalists and United Nations personnel on territorial and identity issues around the world.

The project is headed by Simon James, audiovisual producer and archivist for Forced Migration Online at Oxford University www.forcedmigration.org and is coordinator of Talking Borders, an online audio talks archive on boundary issues held at the Centre for International Borders Research, Queen’s University Belfast http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreforInternationalBordersResearch/Resources/TalkingBorders/.

This video series was produced between 2000-2009 with the majority being edited between 2007 and 2009 . The videos can also be found directly at www.archive.org/details/Contested-Spaces-Video-Project
Or www.archive.org/details/SLJames


Aceh: Identity
Theme: Identity and nationalism Narrator: Dr Damien Kingsbury Institution: Deakin University
Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: March 2008 Video recorded: September 2007
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Basque Country: Identity
Theme: Language and identity Narrator: Professor Jan Mansvelt Beck Institution: University of Amsterdam Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: July 2007 Video recorded: April 2008
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Catalonia: Identity
Theme: Status and identity Narrator: Prof Michael Keating Institution: European University Institute
Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: June 2008 Video recorded: April 2008
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Chechnya: Conflict
Theme: Conflict history Narrator: Dr Cerwyn Moore Institution: University of Birmingham Video: Archive (1990s) Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: November 2008 Video recorded: Archive (1990s)
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Cyprus: Buffer Zone
Theme: Conflict and UN buffer zone Narrator: Dr James Ker-Lindsay Institution: Kingston University
Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: May 2007 Video recorded: April 2007
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Iraq: Kurds
Theme: Status Narrator: Professor Brendan O’Leary Institution: University of Pennsylvania Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: September 2008 Video recorded: May 2008
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Japan: Whaling
Theme: Whaling and NGOs Narrator: Professor Arthur Stockwin Institution: Oxford University Video: Greenpeace International (archive) and Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: March 2008 Video recorded: 2006 Greenpeace International
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Jordan: Immigration
Theme: Demographics and identity Narrator: Dr Philip Robins Institution: Oxford University Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: March 2008 Video recorded: December 2007
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Korea: DMZ
Theme: DMZ environment Narrator Hall Healy Institution: DMZ Forum Video: Bok Jin Ho and Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: May 2007 Video recorded: June 2007 [with additional KFEM archive material]
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Kosovo: Communties
Theme: Ethnic groups Narrator: Dr Florian Bieber Video: Simon James and Karl Ellison Institution: University of Kent Producers: Simon James and Mauro D’Alonzo Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: January 2008 Video recorded: July 2005
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Nagorny Karabakh: Conflict
Theme: Conflict history Narrator: Thomas de Waal Institution: Institute of War and Peace Reporting Video (archive): ANS archive, NKR archive, TS Film Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: April 2005 Video recorded: 1988 – 2003
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Northern Ireland: Segregation
Theme: Belfast communities Narrator: Professor James Anderson Institute: Queen’s University Belfast Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: October 2005 Video recorded: July 2007
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Palestine: West Bank and Gaza
Theme: Governance Narrator: Professor Ian Lustick Institution: University of Pennsylvania Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: September 2008 Video recorded: December 2007
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Papua: Identity
Theme: Ethnic relations Narrator: Professor Peter King Institute: University of Sydney Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: July 2007 Video recorded: August 2007
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Scotland: Governance
Theme: Status Narrator: Dr Martin Steven Institution: Glasgow University Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: March 2008 Video recorded: March 2008
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Turkey: Kurds
Theme: Identity Narrator: Professor Joost Jongerden Institution: Wageningen University Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: July 2008 Video recorded: May 2008
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Uzbekistan: Ferghana Valley
Theme: Conflict history Narrator: Dr Sean Roberts Institution: George Washington University Video: Simon James / Open Source Archive Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: September 2008 Video recorded: May 2009 / Archive May 2005
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Wales: Identity
Theme: Status Narrator: Professor David Adamson Institution: University of Glamorgan Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: November 2007 Video recorded: November 2007
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Western Sahara: Settlement Plan
Theme: Peace process Narrator: Erik Jensen Institution: United Nations Video: SADR archive, Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: January 2008 Archive Video recorded: 1975 - 2003
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Xinjiang: Uyghurs
Theme: Islam and Identity Narrator: Dr Michael Dillon Institution: Independent Video: Simon James Producer / Editor: Simon James Duration: 10 minutes Interview recorded: July 2008 Video recorded: April 2009
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Bridges Not Walls: The Israeli separation wall near Bethlehem (S L James 2007)

Bridges Not Walls: The Israeli separation wall near Bethlehem (S L James 2007)

Donkeys: Palestinian mural in Bethlehem (S L James 2007)

Donkeys: Palestinian mural in Bethlehem (S L James 2007)