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DPU70 Film Festival 2 - Art and intersectional identities as resistance

07 February 2024, 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

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A series of film screenings drawing on the research of DPU colleagues to explore film as a method that engages with the politics of knowledge generation and ethical considerations of representation.

This event is free.

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Rita lambert


Lecture Theatre LG04
26 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

Chair: Dr Rita Lambert
Panellists: Professor Haim Yacobi, Dr Liza Griffin, Professor Adriana Allen, Dr Catalina Ortiz 

Gaza artists and desirable cities 

The main topic of this film is resilience of Gaza people through art. Throughout fieldwork we were surprised to hear about so many art activities in Gaza – a territory that suffers from decades of oppression and violence. We were also concerned by the ways in which Gazans are represented as passive victims rather than active human beings and hence felt that it is important to bring voices of interviewees. We felt that producing a film is effective in bringing academic knowledge to wider pubic. 

Creative practice and the Anthropocene 

This audio-visual documentary was made as part of a project ‘Creative Practice and the Anthropocene ’ initiated by Liza Griffin (DPU) and George Revill (Open University) to critically explore ways that arts-based thinking and publicly engaged practice might intervene productively in the current environmental crisis. The video, directed by Chris Bonfiglioli, captures a conversation between four artists and our research team on how creative practices might be fostered, developed, and deployed to address some of the challenges of the Anthropocene. 

We want to change everything  

Since 1976, Habitat International Coalition (HIC) has been a global force in the struggle for social justice, gender equality and environmental justice to defend and promote habitat-related human rights. For its members, this common struggle takes place through grassroots or ‘popular’ schools. This film takes us through the critical reflections of the protagonists of some of these schools in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico and Uruguay.  The film was made as part of the Knowledge and Action in Urban Equality (KNOW) programme, and in collaboration with Habitat International Coalition - Latin America as well as the feminist film collective La Sandía Digital (2020-2021).