Media and Conflict Interchange 2011

This October, we are screening five factual and fictional films, at the Pictureville cinema in the National Media Museum.  Introduced by expert speakers, including Paul Rogers, author of ‘Why We’re Losing the War on Terror’, the Interchange will be lively and highly entertaining, but with a very serious focus, and offers a chance to debate the meanings and impacts of important media texts.

The first day is themed ‘Arab Spring’ with Battle of Algiers bringing much needed historical context and Arna’s Children and Restrepo, documenting aspects of struggle in Palestine and Afghanistan.  The second day features The March (1990 – BBC) – a dramatisation of mass migration caused by climate change and arguably Oliver Stone’s best film – Salvador.

There is an opportunity to see further screenings and take part in an extended debate at The University on the Thursday after the event.  More details of this will be posted shortly, but do get in touch if you’re interested in contributing to the Thursday workshop.

Tue 25th October

Film: Arna’s Children

Time: 12:25

Film: The Battle of Algiers

Time: 14:50

Film: Restrepo

Time:17:50


Weds 26th October

Film: Salvador

Time: 14:30

Film:The March

Time: 17:30

Thu 27th October

A series of talks and discussions at The University, hosted by CCM – all free – come and get involved!

The screenings and talks are free to Bradford University students and staff, others pay the normal cinema charge (except for the Thursday which is entirely free).  This event is organised by CCM’s own David Robison, based in Bradford Media School, with collaborators from Peace Studies and The National Media Museum.

See the Media and Conflict website (www.mediaandconflict.org.uk) for details.  E-mail info@mediaandconflict.org.uk.  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=182684996689

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