Film and Human Rights: Local Stories and Bigger Pictures

Muirhead Tower Lecture Theatre G15 (R21 on campus map)
Arts and Science Festival
Wednesday 18th March 2015 (18:30-21:30)
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Don’t miss this evening of screening and discussion exploring human rights and filmmaking. The programme includes a showcase of short films on social issues made by local school pupils in collaboration with Film Studies staff at the University, and will be followed by a panel discussion bringing together academics, activists and filmmakers.

After a short break, we’re delighted to be able to screen the documentary Sons and Daughters of the Alarde (2013), which looks at the difficulties faced by women who wish to participate in the Alarde (weapons parades) in the Bidasoa area of the Basque Country, and reflects the tensions in this region. The celebrations that run throughout the day of the Alarde serve as the backdrop to the conflict between those who favour the participation of women and those who oppose it. The director of the film, Jone Karres, will be present and will participate in an interview and Q&A with the audience. Jone Karres works as a film critic for international press.

Admission free, however capacity limited so book in advance to reserve your place.

This event is sponsored by the University of Birmingham and its research centre B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies, and is part of the ‘Screening Rights’ events series. 

The screening is presented as part of the University of Birmingham's Arts & Science Festival (16-22 March 2015), a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus.