Silent Cinema's Image Problem
Posted on February 16, 2023
Our FEDS Trainee Scheme offers participants a ten-month long paid traineeship in the exhibition sector, as well as mentoring and expert industry advice. In this blog James Mennie, whose FEDS 2022 placement was at Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, considers how the fragility of archive film material can deepen the experience of watching silent film, and the ways in which archive film can be used to motivate new considerations of film form and cinema history.
Fragments: Burmese Identities In Between - Season Introduction
Posted on February 13, 2023
Streaming on The Cinema of Ideas from 13-26 February, Fragments: Burmese Identities In Between is a programme of recent Burmese cinema focussed on the search for self and new ways of belonging amongst the fragments of crisis.
In this introduction to the season, Palestinian-British award-winning filmmaker, artist, and educator Saeed Taji Farouky contemplates the Palestinian and Burmese people’s shared experience of exile and fractured identity.