A conversation between director Pierre Creton, actor Vincent Barré, and Michael Temple, Birkbeck
Wednesday 28 March 2018, 20:35
Cinema One, ICA
A conversation between the director, João Moreira Salles, and Lucia Nagib, University of Reading
When: 1 April 2017, 13:00 — 18:00
Venue: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD
Filmmaker Jocelyne Saab be in conversation with Tim Markham (Birkbeck) and Stefanie van der Peer (Exeter)
by Billy Stanton
On the 28th of April the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image hosted “Clues, Histories, Mysteries and Mystories”, an event dedicated to essay films focusing on international, personal and familial history in the first-person mode; what was demonstrated by the films shown and the speakers arguments was the potential held by this specific form to probe and present suppressed and buried histories, both general and individual.
As part of the UCL Festival of Culture, the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) was showing two propaganda films about the Italian invasion in Abyssinia in 1935/36 according to a programme first presented at the London Film Society in 1937. One film depicted a Soviet account of the events from the Abyssinians’ perspective, the other from the invaders, the fascist Italian perspective.