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Women & Cinema Day with Kim Longinotto

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto will present her latest film Dreamcatchers as part of the Women & Cinema Day organised to celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March 2017

Date/Time: Wednesday, 8th March 2017 09:30 - 18:00

Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto will present her latest film 'Dreamcatchers' as part of the Women & Cinema Day organized by Film Praxis to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8.
Kim Longinotto will also be talking about her journey as a woman director making films about women. Sheffield International Documentary Festival Deputy Director Melanie Iredale will lead a conversation with Kim. AV Festival Director Rebecca Shatwell and musician-activist Hannabiell Sanders will take part in the Day. Tina Gharavi and Geetha J, two filmmakers based at the University, will present their first films and talk about why and how they entered filmmaking. Leading academics from the University, Karen Ross (Professor of Gender and Media) and Deborah Chambers (Professor of Media and Cultural Studies) will also be speaking at the event.
The event is free but tickets are limited. To secure your place you need to register here. Deadline is 5pm on Thursday 2nd March. For further details about the event, contact
The schedule:
9.30 am Registration
Session 1
10.00 – 10.30 Closer (UK, 2000, 24mins) – Tina Gharavi
10.30 – 11.15 Woman with a Video Camera (India, 2005, 42 mins) – Geetha J
11.15 – 12.00 Q&A –Tina Gharavi and Geetha J with Rebecca Shatwell
12.00 – 12.15 Coffee
Session 2
12.15 – 12.30 Talk by Kim Longinotto
12.30 – 13.15 In Conversation with Melanie Iredale and Prof Deborah Chambers
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch will be provided
Session 3
14.15 – 16.15 Dreamcatchers (UK, 2015, 104 mins) - Kim Longinotto
16.15 – 17.00 Respondents: Hannabiell Sanders and Prof Karen Ross
17.00 – 18.00 Reception with wine and snacks