A selection of recent short films from the MA students in Visual Anthropology that will take us into the social and cultural lives of people from around the world. For the last thirty years, The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester has been widely recognised as the world’s leading centre for Visual Anthropology. Its MA graduates have produced more than 500 films as well as media projects using photography and sound that have been seen around the world, regularly shown at international festivals and displayed in galleries. Granada Centre graduates work in a wide range of academic, professional and media positions, including university professorships, working for the UN and directing documentaries and television series for the BBC, ITV, C4, Al Jazeera and Netflix and include BAFTA, OSCAR, RTS and Grierson winners among their number.
Tuesday 27th November at 2–3:30pm
NIAMOS Sc.2, Chichester Street, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU
About Love in a Small Island
dir: Elaheh Habibi,
Iran, 26 min
Following the everyday life of a man and his two wives in Qeshm Island, Iran, the film tells the story of cohabitant of two women and one man after a love relationship dramatically changed their life. It is both a reflection on Muslim women’s condition, and an attempt to challenge common beliefs, myths and prejudices.
Da Hillsook Wedeen
Dir: Hope Strickland
UK, 2018, 17 min
The film explores Shetland’s folklore story Da Hillsook Wedeen: A timeless tale unfolding from historical trauma forward through generations of women’s voices. What does it mean to be a woman left on the shore?
Dir. Morven Oliver-Larkin
UK, 2018, 29 min
A film about the power of the stories we collectively tell. This documentary follows Emma, an opera director, as she struggles with how to refashion an old and beloved artwork in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
University of Manchester Extra Events
Sci-Fi Screening at the University of Manchester
Tuesday 27th Nov 6-8pm – John Casken Lecture Theatre in the Martin Harris Centre, Bridgeford St, Manchester M13 9PL
In partnership with the University of Manchester, we will be repeating our screening of the Kino Tales Sci-Fi programme along with a specially selected taster of student films from the sci-fi genre.
Iranian Cinema Screening at the University of Manchester
Thursday 29th Nov 6-8pm – John Casken Lecture Theatre in the Martin Harris Centre, Bridgeford St, Manchester M13 9PL
In partnership with the university, we will be screening a selection of our Iranian cinema programme along with a specially selected taster of student film hailing from Iran.