The Film Department of AEL are very pleased to be hosting Professor Lizzie Thynne who will discuss her film 'Independent Miss Craigie', in a special practice-based research event 5-6pm, Wednesday, 19 May 2021.
We are enormously pleased to provide QUB attendees with the special opportunity to watch her film in advance, an astonishing documentary film about the life and the career of Jill Craigie (1911-1999), one of the first women to make documentaries in the UK. Her work, often overlooked in film history, encompassed innovative films, a feature, journalism and writing for the screen and as well as a passionate history of the women's suffrage movement.
Our special guest, the Director of the film, Prof. Dr. Lizzie Thynne has worked in the Department of Media and Film since 2001 after joining Sussex from UEL. She combines teaching, writing and film-making with a particular emphasis on exploring gender, sexuality, identity and representation. Her feature documentaries have focussed on women's life histories, particularly those in the creative arts.
The event is public with the mention that the film will be provided to watch only to Queen's University of Belfast students and staff (so please register with your QUB e-mail), courtesy of Dr. Thynne. All other attendees will be able to watch a number of clips which the film-maker will kindly provide during the on-line event.
Registration deadline for Queen's attendees: 17 May 2021 (so they will have two days available to watch the documentary film and raise questions).
Registration deadline for the public: 19 May 2021, 2 PM
To register and for more information Eventbrite
This is a Queen's University Belfast PhD/PGR initiative originated by PhD student Victoria Baltag and organized with PhD graduand Damon Blalack and PGR student Alex Cazam, all from AEL.