Fastnet Film Festival 2018 Seminar

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.

Visible Evidence XXIV Buenos Aires 2 – 5 August 2017

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.

The Journal of Media Practice & MECCSA Practice Network Symposium 8 June 2017

Pratap Rughani delivered a workshop Justine Interactive: the Dance of Documentary Ethics at Bath Spa University Media Convergence Research Centre at the Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium, which explored the theme of ‘Practice and/as Media Industry Research’.Journal of Media practice 2017 1

Poetics and Politics Symposium Round Table discussion 2 June 2017

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.

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