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Upcoming Global South Cinémathèque Events (March Edition)

The PGR (HSS) is coming up with two events as part of Global South Cinémathèque - an initiative by PhD Film students to screen and discuss films and celebrate film movements that have emerged across Global South. All are invited to come along on 24 March 10am-12pm and 29 March 3-5pm at G 19, Hitchcock Cinema, ArtsOne.

Global South Cinémathèque  event poster

About the events:

1. Screening with Dr. Grazia Ingravalle's Contemporary British Cinema Course.

DescriptionThe event will include screening of British Asian filmmaker Shakila Taranum Maan's three short films- Ferdous/ Paradise (1990), A Thousand Borrowed Eyes (1994) and Dark Skies (2004) followed by a Q&A session with Shakila. 

About our speaker: Shakila Maan is the first British Asian woman to produce an independent feature film in the UK. As a diasporic filmmaker, she explores intersecting questions of gender, sexuality and cultural traditions, testing the boundaries of affiliations such as that of "Black British cinema" and patterns of independent production. 

When and where: 24 March 10am-12pm at G19, Hitchcock Cinema, ArtsOne.

2. Screening of  Idhi Katha Matramena? (Is this just a story?) by Yugantar Collective (1983, Dir. Deepa Dhanraj)

Description: Idhi Katha Matramena? (Is this just a story?) is a fictional reconstruction of domestic violence, exploring the complex inner struggles of its female character.

About our speaker: Deepa Dhanraj, a writer and award-winning filmmaker, has been actively involved in the women's movement – with a focus on political participation, health, and education – for more than four decades.

When and where: 29 March 3-5pm at G 19, Hitchcock Cinema, ArtsOne.

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There will be a chance to visit the Greenham Women Everywhere exhibition in BLOC exhibition place from 5-6pm post the screening and discussion on 29th March.

An installation of exhibits produced by Greenham Women Everywhere as part of their work to archive and remember the Greenham protests, and pass on the legacy of the protests to future generations. There will be a tent designed by artist Rachael Miles, that models the type of shelter used by the women in the camp and which is combined with a soundscape by composer Sarah Llewellyn combining oral testimonies, fascinating memories, stories, poems and songs from the Greenham women with original music. In addition, QR codes will lead to longer testimonies of individual women remembering their experiences at Greenham.

About The Global South Cinémathèque

The Global South Cinémathèque, is initiative by PhD Film students to screen and discuss films and celebrate film movements that have emerged across Global South. This academic term, we are organising screening around Participatory Filmmaking emerged from Feminism in the 1980s; State-sponsored Documentary and the act of Cinematic Rebellion; Women in Iranian Cinema and so on. 



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