British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Cinema and Human Rights Day

The Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image presents:

Cinema and Human Rights Day
Saturday 14th March, 2015, 10.00.a.m- 5.00.p.m
Birkbeck Gordon Square Cinema
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

BIMI is pleased to announce that the focus of our Cinema and Human Rights Day this year is on the ethical practices of making films about human rights issues, and on the involvement and collaboration of the subjects of human rights films and videos with a specific reference to disability and social marginalisation. We are privileged to be joined by three internationally known filmmakers who will present their latest films which in different ways engage with this theme. The Cinema and Human Rights Day is organised by BIMI at Birkbeck in partnership with the Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy programme based at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at the University of Galway, Ireland, and is supported by Open Society Foundations:

We will be opening the day with a screening of Justine (2013, 26 mins, UK,), directed by documentary filmmaker Pratap Rughani, in collaboration with the UK disability group ‘Project Arts Works’. Justine is an observationally-led documentary portrait of a young woman with advanced neurological disorders. Jacqueline Maingard, University of Bristol, will chair the discussion with Pratap Rughani, Iris Wakulenko, sound recordist and Kate Adams, the director of Project Art Works about the issues which making the film raised in relation to human rights.

We will also welcome Ju Gosling, Artistic Director of Together! 2012 CIC, who will be presenting a film and talking about how the annual Together! Disability Film Festival has been developed as part of the Paralympic Cultural Legacy. Together! 2012 CIC was founded by the UK Disabled People’s Council and is led by disabled artists in East London. Together! responds to Article 30 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which gives disabled people equal rights to access the art, sport and leisure activities whether we have physical or sensory impairments, mental health difficulties, learning difficulties or long-term health conditions.

In the afternoon we are delighted to announce a special preview of filmmaker Andrea Zimmerman’s film Estate: A Reverie (2015, 83 mins, UK). The discussion with the director will be chaired by Rod Stoneman, University of Galway. This film is the starting point for a current exhibition coordinated by Fugitive Images (which produced Estate) opening PEER gallery as a social, discursive and imaginative space around issues of housing and spatial justice in East London through a constantly changing series of exhibitions, screenings, discussions, readings and workshops which run from the 18th February to 28th March 2015. For details of these events for Real Estates see:

The event is free of charge. However places are limited, so registration is essential.

See the full programme and please register through the following link:

Delicious Save this on Delicious |