Encountering Pain: hearing, seeing, speaking – Call for Abstracts

  Encountering Pain: hearing, seeing, speaking   A free two-day live event and international conference at UCL Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July 2016 Pain is not only expressed linguistically but through bodily movements, emotional reactions, and artistic expressions. How do we respond when we encounter the pain of another? What happens when our own bodies […]

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Khalid Ali: London Human Rights Watch Film Festival 9-18 March 2016

London Human Rights Watch Film Festival https://ff.hrw.org/london, 9-18 March 2016 Various venues across London Over a period of 10 days, London will host the ‘Human Rights Watch Film Festival’ showing 20 feature and documentary films. The opening night will screen ‘Hooligan sparrow’, a documentary in Southern China following a group of activists campaigning to unravel […]

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Cinema of splendour: Reporting from Dubai international Film Festival (DIFF) 2015

Cinema of splendour: Reporting from Dubai international Film Festival (DIFF) 2015 Dr Khalid Ali, Screening Room Editor When I visited Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF https://www.dubaifilmfest.com/) for the first time in December 2015, I was not expecting to find so many films exploring health and well-being from all over the world. The variety of films […]

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Film Review: Wake in Fright

‘Wake in fright’ directed by Canadian director Ted Kotcheff’s film is considered a masterpiece for its innovative, daring storyline, psychological focus and exceptional visual imagery [1]. The film premiered in Cannes in 1971 to great critical acclaim, but in its homeland of Australia (where the film was set), it was poorly received. […]

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Ageing, Embodiment and the Self: A One-Day AHRC Symposium

Friday March 18th 2016, Milburn House, University of Warwick 10am-5pm This event, run under the aegis of the AHRC Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind project, will explore experiences of ageing and dementia from a number of perspectives–medical, literary, philosophical, literary, and performative–thinking in particular about the embodied experience of old age and dementia, the perceived […]

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