MacDonald Publishes Essay in Ecocinema Collection

Scott MacDonald
Scott MacDonald

“The Ecocinema Experience” by Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald was published as the lead essay in Ecocinema Theory and Practice, a new collection edited by Stephen Rust, Salma Monani and Sean Cubitt.


According to MacDonald, the essay “surveys a recent tendency within independent cinema to create motion-picture experiences that offer an alternative to the over-consumption that increasingly places the natural environment and humanity in danger.” MacDonald said the filmmakers discussed in his essay – Andrej Zdravic, Peter Hutton, James Benning, J.P. Sniadecki and Sharon Lockhart – “make films that are attempts to retrain perception in the direction of a deeper presence within our environmental surround through the use of long takes and rigorous framing.”


Ecocinema Theory and Practice was published by the American Film Institute and Routledge.

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