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Black Film British Cinema Conference 2017
Thu, 18 May 2017, 09:00 – Fri, 19 May 2017, 20:00 BST
The Politics of Race in Contemporary Film and Digital Practice
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London (Day One) and Institute of Contemporary Arts (Day Two)
Professor Sarita Malik, Brunel University
Dr Kara Keeling, University of Southern California
Whether we consider the rise of the concept of diversity, the on-screen representation of identities, the off-screen workforce, the production trends of film institutions, new forms of independent production opened up by new media, or film education and talent development, questions of race and ethnicity remain central to contemporary British film.
This conference will mark nearly 30 years since the original Black Film, British Cinema conference at the ICA and its subsequent publication, which has been a huge influence on scholars exploring race, culture and the politics of representation. Some of its core thinking by Kobena Mercer, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy and others remains an excellent point to consider what has, and has not, become of black and Asian film and TV production in the UK.
The aim of this two-day conference is to consider the politics of race in contemporary British cinema and visual practice and reflect on almost 30 years of black film production vis-a-vis the institutional, technological, textual, cultural and political shifts that have occurred during this period. The conference will welcome scholars, early career researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners working at the intersection of film, TV, Moving Image, Media and Communication studies, Sociology, Politics and Cultural Studies.
CONFERENCE PLENARY & GUEST SPEAKERS
DAY ONE (Goldsmiths Unvieristy of London)
Ruth Caleb OBE, Film & Television Producer and Former Head of BBC Drama
Chi Onwurah MP Labour Shadow Minister for Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills
and former Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport
Gill Henderson, London College of Communication, former Chief Executive of London Film and Video Development Agency
Matimba Kabalika, Talent Network Manager, British Film Institute
Professor Sylvia Harvey, University of Leeds
Edward George, Goldsmiths University of London and Founding member, Black Audio Film Collective
Dr Rod Stoneman, National University of Ireland, Galway and former Deputy Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 Independent Film and Video Department
DAY TWO (ICA)
June Givanni, Pan African Cinema Archives
Ashley Clark, Film Programmer, BFI Black Star
Dr Richard Martin, King’s College London
Dr Ozlem Koksal, University of Westminster
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Royal College of Art/Filmmakers, Finding Fanon
Cassie Quarless & Usayd Younis, Filmmakers, Generation Revolution
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FULL CONFERENCE/DAY ONE TICKET PRICE?
Ticket price includes entrance to the conference on Thursday and Friday. Lunch will be provided on Thursday and there will be a drinks reception following the first day of the conference on Thursday evening at the Professor Stuart Hall Building at Goldsmiths University of London. Tea, coffee and cold drinks will also be provided at regular intervals during the conference.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE CONCESSION RATE?
Concessional rates are valid for full-time students, seniors (60+), registered disabled persons and benefit recipients (JSA).
TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION
Both Goldsmiths and the ICA are close to comprehensive transport links, so getting there won't be a problem. Just follow the link here https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ for more information. For information about where to stay during the conference just follow the link to Visit London http://www.visitlondon.com/
HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANISER WITH ANY QUESTIONS?
Please contact Dr Clive James Nwonka – firstname.lastname@example.org