Leshu Torchin in the Huffington Post: What Can The Mass ‘Check-In’ At Standing Rock Tell Us About Online Advocacy?
On 31st October, more than one million people used Facebook to ‘Check-In’ to Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux and others have been blocking the construction of a crude oil pipeline that threatens tribal water supply and sacred spaces. Leshu Torchin discusses what we can […]
Michael Cowan speaks with Dundee Contemporary Arts about the film Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies, 1925), one of the most acclaimed science films from the silent period and a psychedelic visual delight for silent film fans today. Read the interview here, and don’t miss the upcoming screening with live electronic music by jazz duo Herschel […]
Dr Tom Rice has contributed an essay on mobile cinemas for the Colonial Film Unit to The Conversation. Entitled ‘British Empire’s forgotten propaganda tool for “primitive peoples”: mobile cinema‘, you can find it on their site, or by following the link provided in the aforementioned title.
Political Film Censorship in Modi’s India: An Essay by Dr Dennis Hanlon and PhD Student Dr Sanghita Sen
There have been several high-profile cases of political film censorship in India of late. Dr Dennis Hanlon and PhD student Dr Sanghita Sen examine them in a piece on Policy Forum.
Dr Dennis Hanlon and PhD student Shorna Pal have co-written an essay on the Spectre of censorship in India, where the spy’s kissing scenes have been cut by half. But, as they write, there’s more than meets the eye. They explain on policy forum.
This year’s Film Blitz attracted a record number of entries (25): confirming the event as a popular staple in the St Andrews calendar. The festival, which is in its fifth year, is open to students, staff and the local community, and requires teams of amateur filmmakers to script, shoot and edit a […]
On 4 December, Dr Brian Jacobson presented a paper titled “Form, Function, Fantasy: Early Studio Architecture in New York” in Columbia University’s Sites of Cinema Seminar. On 5 December he presented “An/other Nouvelle Vague: French Industrial Film circa 1960” to the Film Program, School of the Arts.
On Wednesday 19 November, Leshu Torchin presented the paper “Witnessing and Sedimentation: La Parole Filmée in L‘image Manquante/The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh) for the research seminar at Göteborg University. The paper covered issues of cultural memory, intertextuality, and strategies of counter testimony when bearing witness to genocides that are denied, […]
Dr Leshu Torchin presented a paper on the subject of media interactivity, film, games, and activism to a cohort of games designers (students and instructors) at Skövde University, Sweden on 17 November, 2014.
Professor Robert Burgoyne gave a talk at the Freud Museum in London, October 27, as part of the book launch celebrating the publication of Embodied Encounters, New Approaches to Psychoanalysis and Cinema, edited by Agnieszka Piotrowska. His talk was entitled ‘Douglas Gordon and Cory Arcangel: Breaking the Toy.’