Four Parts of a Folding Screen

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Birkbeck Cinema

43 Gordon Square

London

WC1H 0PD

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

This event is organised in association with the Insiders/Outsiders Festival (see www.insidersoutsidersfestival.org for further details) and the Essay Film Festival.

HAUNTED BY HISTORY

Session Two


Haunted by History is a programme made up of a selection of recent essay films – poignant, thought-provoking, sometimes darkly humorous and frequently disturbing – made by UK-based members of the so-called ‘Second Generation’, namely, the children of refugees from Nazi Europe and/or Holocaust survivors, whose work explores the complex and necessarily problematic legacy of their families’ experiences. This session we are excited to screen Four Parts of a Folding Screen (83 mins, 2018) directed by Anthea Kennedy and Ian Wiblin (https://antheakennedy.wordpress.com/four-parts-of-a-folding-screen-2018/).

Based on documents found in Berlin archives, Four Parts of a Folding Screen explores exclusion, statelessness and the legalised theft and sale of everyday family possessions by the National Socialist regime. A voice, enigmatic and sometimes uncertain, foretells of, relates and recalls the routine processes of injustice and their legacy: the creation of a diaspora of household objects, scattered amongst buildings that no longer exist. As the camera probes the secrets of ordinary spaces, streets and buildings around the city of Berlin, semblances of a person and a history begin to emerge and coalesce.

Following the screening Anthea and Ian will take part in a Q+A.

Date and Time

Location

Birkbeck Cinema

43 Gordon Square

London

WC1H 0PD

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved