Using film to interpret a sense of place: a practice-based case study

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This article presents a new approach for understanding the sense of place in film, based on the findings of a practice-based case study. With a background in both television production and heritage interpretation, I approached the production of a short film for a heritage site as an opportunity to investigate filmic approaches to interpreting and analysing a sense of place by using the location-linked theories of space and place from philosophy and human geography and the understanding of setting and landscape in film studies. The article contributes to the ongoing discussion around place at the time when digital technologies are increasingly altering definitions of spatiality and one's sense of place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-392
Number of pages13
JournalMedia Practice and Education
Issue number4
Early online date19 Jul 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jul 2023

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© 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. The terms on which this article has been published allow the posting of the Accepted Manuscript in a repository by the author(s) or with their consent.


  • Place
  • film
  • location
  • setting
  • landscape
  • heritage


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