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Media and violent conflict : Halil Dağ, Kurdish insurgency, and the hybridity of vernacular cinema of conflict

(2016) MEDIA WAR AND CONFLICT. 9(1). p.76-92
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This article analyses the life and work of Halil Dag (1973-2008), a filmmaker who worked within the Kurdish insurgent movement, with two critical goals. First, the authors use Dag's case to conceptualize vernacular cinema of conflict, defying traditional dichotomies between mainstream/vernacular, and fiction/non-fiction. Secondly, through Dag's case they seek to better understand the role of vernacular cinema of conflict for the Kurdish culture of resistance and the PKK insurgent movement in particular. Empirically, the article discusses unique ethnographic records (interviews and personal correspondence with Dag) and a qualitative content analysis of his major films. The authors argue that the concept of vernacular cinema of conflict can serve a better comprehension of the hybrid character and impact of filmmaking in conflict zones.
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cinema, civil war, Kurds, media, PKK, vernacular, YOUTUBE, IRAQ, WAR, NARRATIVES, DISCOURSE, SOLDIERS, VIDEOS

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Smets, Kevin, and Ahmet Hamdi Akkaya. “Media and Violent Conflict : Halil Dağ, Kurdish Insurgency, and the Hybridity of Vernacular Cinema of Conflict.” MEDIA WAR AND CONFLICT, edited by Sarah Maltby and Katy Parry, vol. 9, no. 1, 2016, pp. 76–92, doi:10.1177/1750635215611611.
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Smets, K., & Akkaya, A. H. (2016). Media and violent conflict : Halil Dağ, Kurdish insurgency, and the hybridity of vernacular cinema of conflict. MEDIA WAR AND CONFLICT, 9(1), 76–92. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635215611611
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Smets, Kevin, and Ahmet Hamdi Akkaya. 2016. “Media and Violent Conflict : Halil Dağ, Kurdish Insurgency, and the Hybridity of Vernacular Cinema of Conflict.” Edited by Sarah Maltby and Katy Parry. MEDIA WAR AND CONFLICT 9 (1): 76–92. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635215611611.
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Smets, Kevin, and Ahmet Hamdi Akkaya. 2016. “Media and Violent Conflict : Halil Dağ, Kurdish Insurgency, and the Hybridity of Vernacular Cinema of Conflict.” Ed by. Sarah Maltby and Katy Parry. MEDIA WAR AND CONFLICT 9 (1): 76–92. doi:10.1177/1750635215611611.
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Smets K, Akkaya AH. Media and violent conflict : Halil Dağ, Kurdish insurgency, and the hybridity of vernacular cinema of conflict. Maltby S, Parry K, editors. MEDIA WAR AND CONFLICT. 2016;9(1):76–92.
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K. Smets and A. H. Akkaya, “Media and violent conflict : Halil Dağ, Kurdish insurgency, and the hybridity of vernacular cinema of conflict,” MEDIA WAR AND CONFLICT, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 76–92, 2016.
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