Michael Stewart at the UCL Festival of the Arts

28 April 2014

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart (UCL Anthropology and Founding Director of Open City Docs Fest at UCL) will present After Winter Comes Spring (Winter Ade), a film by Helke Misselwitz as part of the UCL Festival of the Arts on 27 May.

Director Helke Misselwitz explores the space between reality and dreams. She travelled through East Germany talking to women about their private lives, treated as secondary within the ideology of the GDR. Mothers, intellectuals, punk rockers, shift workers and retired women talk openly about their families, careers, dreams and personal yearnings.

The film will be followed by a discussion introduced by Mary Fulbrook, Dean of the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, who travelled widely in the GDR and whose books include key works on GDR history. Frances Pine, who works on gender and labour in socialist and post-socialist societies will also join the discussion.

The UCL Festival of the Arts, which takes place between 27-30 May 2014, is dedicated to showcasing the breadth and depth of the work which takes place across the UCL Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

The event is free and all are welcome.