Director's Cut with Christy Garland

Director's Cut with Christy Garland


Director's Cut with Christy Garland
16 February 2015, 18:00 - 19:30

Speaker: Christy Garland

Observational Cinema and the Progressive Documentary

The Director’s Cut series is pleased to welcome one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the area of documentary.  Canadian director, Christy Garland’s award-winning film, The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song (2012) made in Georgetown, Guyana, received the Royal Anthropological Film Institute Film Prize at the International Festival of Ethnographic Film in Edinburgh (2013) and was showcased at the Sheffield Documentary Festival and the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.  In conversation with Professor Alan Marcus, Christy Garland will explore her creative ideas expressed through this extraordinary film and in her earlier film, Doormat (2011), shot in Kerala, India, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at HBO’s South Asian Film Festival.  We will also discuss clips from her latest films in production: Cheer the F**K Up on a cheerleading team in northern Finland, and What Walaa Wants, about a teenage girl living in the West Bank.

Venue: Elphinstone Hall

Booking: Online booking available


Free, booking required.

A reception will be held afterwards in the Linklater Rooms.

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The University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3FX