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Language, Film and the Visual Politics of Inclusion

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09 November 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The former Cornerhouse
70 Oxford Road
M1 5NH


Join us to explore how language’s community-building capacity can contribute to a politics of inclusiveness, and what happens when it encounters the politics of exclusion. Building on the ‘Language and Identity’ mini-film festival held at Cornerhouse in 2018, this event will showcase 5 highly innovative short films made by former Visual Anthropology MA students.

The films address themes from the Manchester-led, Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’ research project which supported the films.  The event will take the form of film showings with after-film short talks from film-makers and academics, discussion and questions from the audience.

The films are aimed at a wide audience and will tap into and enhance the considerable public interest in linguistic and cultural diversity. They will also appeal to fans of the short documentary film as a genre (a growing phenomenon thanks to YouTube and the internet). Part of the programme addresses the importance of sign language to deaf communities, and the highly innovative approaches taken to the politics of inclusion in the deaf schools that provide the settings for these films, will be of great value to relevant educators and students.


Book your place for free, here