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The Past and Future of Rights Cinema: Screening Migration

12 March 2016

Gordon Square Cinema, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image and the Birkbeck Institute of the Humanities in collaboration with the Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA) programme, and the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway is presenting:

The Past and Future of Rights Cinema

Screening Migration: Refugees, Borders, Frontiers, Oceans.

Saturday 12th March 2016, 10.00.a.m – 5.30.p.m

Gordon Square Cinema, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD


This Saturday event will discuss the politics of screening images of refugees and migration. Ozan Kamiloglu (Birkbeck, School of Law) and Emma Sandon (Birkbeck, School of Arts) will open the day with a discussion on filming practices of rights films on refugees and migration. This presentation will be accompanied by screenings of short films: The Island of All Together (Philip Brink and Marieke van der Velden, 2015); Paris, Don’t bury your dreams (Ross Domoney, 2015); plus extracts from relevant feature films and documentaries. The session will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

In the afternoon, Holly Aylett (documentary director and research fellow at Birkbeck) will discuss with Jenny Matthews, her recent images of refugees in Calais and Greece. (Jenny is a widely published development and rights photographer, and author of Women and War (Pluto Press, 2003)

This will be followed by a panel discussion between Kojo Koram (Birkbeck School of Law) Jacqueline Maingard (University of Bristol) and Rod Stoneman, (film producer and former Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway) who will talk to extracts of films about migration in Africa, including La Pirogue (Moussa Touré, Senegal, 2012), Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali, France, US, 2006) Filmmakers against Racism (Uhuru productions, South Africa, 2008) Imagine FESPACO newsreel (Burkina Faso, 2015) The Lion’s Point of View (Didier Awadi, Senegal, 2011). There will be a round up discussion with the audience.

See the Timetable and Booking details below


Timetable

Morning session
10.00.a.m - 1.00.p.m with a break
Ozan Kamiloglu (Birkbeck, School of Law) and Emma Sandon (Birkbeck, School of Arts) will present on rights films on refugees and migration with screenings: The Island of All Together (Philip Brink and Marieke van der Velden, 2015); Paris, Don’t bury your dreams (Ross Domoney, 2015); plus extracts from relevant feature films and documentaries.

Lunch break 1,00p.m – 2.00p.m.

Afternoon session
2.00pm- 5.30.p.m

2.00-3.30.p.m
Holly Aylett discusses with Jenny Matthews, photographer her work on the 'Jungle' in Calais and refugees in Greece.

break

4.00.p.m- 5.30.p.m
Panel discussion with Kojo Koram, Rod Stoneman, Jacqueline Maingard on migration in films made in Africa.
Screenings of extracts:
La Pirogue (Moussa Touré, Senegal, 2012),
Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali, France, US, 2006)
Filmmakers against Racism (Uhuru productions, South Africa, 2008) Imagine FESPACO newsreel (Burkina Faso, 2013). (made at the Ouagadougou workshop run by Gaston Kaboré and Rod Stoneman)
The Lion’s Point of View (Didier Awadi, Senegal, 2011)

Booking through the BIMI events page HERE and follow the link at the bottom of the page in the Contact box ‘More Information about this event’ which will take you to the EVENTBRITE booking page.

More information on the link below:
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/events-calendar/the-past-and-future-of-rights-cinema-screening-migration-refugees-borders-frontiers-oceans