Diya Dekhar-Powell’s audio-video essay discusses how the long take aesthetics creates a sense of central character displacement in Children of Men.
Diya Dekhar-Powell is a fourth-year student at Concordia University, Montreal, completing a Hons B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies. Although she was born and raised in London, Diya’s French-Algerian and Jamaican roots have led her to develop a keen interest in social/racial commentaries on contemporary society. As well as examining these themes through literature and film, Diya also explores notions of existentialism through poetry and scriptwriting.