At the 10th edition of the Fastnet Film Festival, Ireland, the seminar ‘Films to Change the World’ will focus on Human Rights, with Dr Emma Sandon, Senior Lecturer in Film and TV, at Birkbeck, University of London, and at the Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy Summer School, and Dr Pratāp Rughani, Director, Lotus Films & Head of Research at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London.
Dr Rughani delivered a lecture on Stanley Kubrick and a scriptwriting workshop based on following Kubrick’s process of adaptation through scene development techniques, applied to new student ideas. Delivered to Whistling Woods Institute of Film Communication & Creative Arts faculty and students on Feb 14 2018.
VE2017 is hosted in collaboration with the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Revista Cine Documental and the Argentine Association of Cinema and Audiovisual Studies (AsAECA). The conference will take place at the Centro Cultural Borges (Borges Cultural Center) above the traditional Galerías Pacífico and at the Margarita Xirgu theater in the historical neighborhood of San Telmo.
Map my Ethics! An Interactive Journey through Art Ethics Presentation and Discussion with Pratap Rughani at the 8th ELIA Academy, organised in partnership with Central Saint Martins and the Teaching and Learning Exchange at the University of the Arts London.
Pratap Rughani makes a presentation on teaching film to NAHEMI (National Association of Higher Education & Moving Image) on Fri July 7th at London College of Communication.
Pratap Rughani took part in the National Organising Committee 10 – 11 April at Aston University at the National Teaching Fellows’ Symposium.
Pratap Rughani is chairing a panel prompted by Alia Syed‘s film On a Wing and a Prayer which is scheduled for 6.45 – 8pm on 2 June 2017 as part of Poetics and Politics of Documentary Symposium held at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, between 2nd and 4th June, 2017. More here REFRAME .
Alia Syed‘s site-specific video installation On a Wing and a Prayer was displayed at the Stuart Hall Library from March-May 2016. Alia‘s work imaginatively recreates the journey undertaken by Abdul Rahman Haroun, who in August 2015 walked the entire 31 mile length of the Channel Tunnel in a bid to find asylum in the UK. He was arrested by the police and charged under the 1861 Malicious Damage Act; his trial is ongoing. On a Wing and a Prayer was part of the exhibition Migration Dreams and Nightmares, initiated by Nirmal Puwar (Methods Lab, Goldsmiths University), which responded to themes of migrant experience in John Berger and Jean Mohr’s novel A Seventh Man.