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Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31)

King's College London

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The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies presents the fifth in a series of screenings and discussions taking a broad, critical approach to Australia’s place within international cinema landscapes. From films of historical interest to those of topical importance, the Menzies Screenings series offers a curated selection that complements and expands upon some of the themes of the broader Menzies Centre programme.

In this final instalment, Menzies Screening convenor Dr Stephen Morgan will be in conversation with two British filmmakers - Saeed Taji Farouky and Sonal Kantaria - whose various works touch upon the legacies of Empire, and who have each made short film works in collaboration with Aboriginal Australians.

A brief introduction to their past work, and the broader intersections of Empire, will be followed by a screening and discussion of the two films. Saeed's film They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy (2016) tells the fictionalised story of an Indigenous Australian man (played by Murrungun actor Tom E. Lewis) who is invited to London for the Colonial Exhibition of 1886. Sonal's film After the crow flies (2016) centres upon Aboriginal elder Clarrie Cameron, who recounts the stories of the effect of colonisation on his peoples, navigating through the stark landscape of Western Australia, that has shaped modern day Australia.

The screening, discussion and Q&A will be followed by a drinks reception.

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