Collaborative Film Day

Thurs 10th Sept 2015, School VI

A day of film screenings and discussions exploring the challenges of collaboration between film makers and local communities.



12.00 noon. Light lunch (Anthropology Coffee Room)


12.30 Screening, Children of Srikandi, by Dr Laura Coppens (University of Berne), followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.

Children of Srikandi is the first film about queer women in Indonesia, the country with the world´s largest Muslim population. Eight authentic and poetic stories are interwoven with beautiful shadow theater scenes that tell the story of Srikandi, one of the characters of the Indian Mahabharata. This collective anthology transcends the borders between documentary, fiction and experimental film.


14.05pm Coffee break


14.30 Screening, collaborative work in progress: Adom Philogene Heron and Mattia Fumanti (both University of St Andrews) show clips from their collaborative projects in Dominica and West Africa. Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.


15.15pm. Screening, Entre Memorias, by Martha-Cecilia Dietrich (University of Berne). Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.

This film explores the complex legacies of twenty years of violence and war in Peru through practices of remembering. In three audio-visual pieces made in collaboration with relatives of the disappeared, insurgents of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) and members of the Armed Forces, this documentary aims for creating an on-screen dialogue between memories, which in practice remains elusive.


16.00 Final Q&A session