Critical Forum: Collaborative Research and/as Creative Practice – Storytelling through Filmmaking and Curation

Free but ticketed

This year’s Critical Forum focuses on research and/as creative and collaborative practice. Researchers who are also filmmakers and curators, who worked on stories that interrogate local and global issues, will share their experience and reflections on making or curating films on human rights. Join us for a discussion on storytelling, ethics and the challenges of getting projects off the ground.

The event will start with an illustrated talk and work in progress showcase of Freedom to Run, a running and cultural exchange project and documentary focusing on the restrictions on freedom of movement that Palestinians face by running marathons in Palestine and Scotland. The presentation is led by Cairsti Russell (PhD candidate, University of Glasgow) and will include exclusive clips and stories behind the making of the film.

This will be followed by short presentations and a panel discussion on collaborative, participatory filmmaking, curation and research with Oisin Kealy (PhD candidate, University of Glasgow, exploring Human Rights Film Festivals in the Global South), Ian McDonald (documentary filmmaker and Reader in Film Practice at Newcastle University) and Lucy Parker (documentary filmmaker and Senior Lecturer at Kingston University London).

Facilitated by Alexandra Colta. Supported by Research Collaborative Award, College of Arts, University of Glasgow

Lucy Parker’s film, Solidarity, will be screened on Friday 25 October at 8.15pm in CCA Theatre.

Ian McDonald’s film, Who Is Europe? will be screened on Sunday 27 October at 5.30pm in CCA Theatre.


Event: Workshop

Date: Friday 25 October

Time: 2.00pm

Location: CCA Cinema