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Film@CultureLab on Women’s Day

Women & Cinema Day with Kim Longinotto!

Date/Time: 9:30 am, 8 March 2017

Venue: The Ballroom, Culture Lab

Welcome to Film@CultureLab on Women’s Day - Women & Cinema Day with Kim Longinotto! 

A Film Praxis Screening & Seminar Series event
Supported by the Research Centre for Film at 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 8 March.

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. 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 – 1.15 In Conversation with Melanie Iredale and Prof Deborah Chambers

1.15 – 2.15 Lunch will be provided

Session 3
2.15 – 4.15 Dreamcatchers (UK, 2015, 104 mins) - Kim Longinotto
4.15 – 5.00 Respondents: Hannabiell Sanders and Prof Karen Ross

5.00 – 6.00 Reception with wine and snacks

Dr Geetha Jayaraman || Film Praxis Convener || Film@CultureLab