Screening Indigeneity: Frances Calvert’s Torres Strait Trilogy (1990-2012) +Q&A

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May 23, 2016
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Australian and New Zealand History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Film and Film History, Indigenous Studies

Dear Colleagues,

The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, in association with the Royal Anthropological Institute, are excited to announce a unique screening day devoted to the work of the award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker, writer and teacher, Frances Calvert. This will involve a screening of her Torres Strait Trilogy: Talking Broken (1990), Cracks in the Mask (1997) and The Tombstone Opening (2012). These films focus on Australia’s ‘other’ Indigenous minority, Torres Strait Islanders, as they negotiate the complex relationship between past, present and future. Each film will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

The event is free, but booking is necessary via Eventbrite ( Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.


11.00-13.00 Screening of Talking Broken (1990, 76mins) + Q&A
13.00-14.00 Catered lunch (free to all ticket holders)
14.00-16.00 Screening of Cracks in the Mask (1997, 56 mins) and The Tombstone Opening (2012, 29 mins) + Q&A
16.00-17.00 Drinks reception (free to all ticket holders)

Kind regards,
Peter Kilroy

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Menzies Centre for Australian Studies | Department of Film Studies
King's College London | | +44 (0)20 7848 7348

Screening the Torres Strait: Remediation and Documentary Film (1989-) | |

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Peter Kilroy, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London

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