In conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus

6pm Monday, 16th February 2015
Elphinstone Hall, University of Aberdeen        VIEW WEBCAST


Observational Cinema and the Progressive Documentary

Kirsty Garland

The Director’s Cut series is pleased to welcome one of the most exciting filmmakers working in 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 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 the creative ideas behind this extraordinary film and her earlier work, Doormat (2008), shot in Kerala, India, and 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.

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