Film: Dreamland

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Film: Dreamland

Who this event is for

  • Everyone
  • Public

Location

JHB.2.08 - Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Details

We are delighted to invite you to a documentary film-screening on the evening of Monday 6th May of the film Dreamland, followed by a Skype Q&A with one of the film-makers, Professor Britt Kramvig. It will take place in Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre (JHB208), 6.30-8pm, 6th May.

The film: Viewed through the camera lens of a philosopher, it is inspired by a line from “Dreamland” by romantic poet Edgar Allan Poe “...by a route obscure and lonely, haunted by ill angels only…” A journey through people-places in Arctic landscapes is made by the figure of a native anthropologist. She follows in the footsteps of many others, recounting experience. Viewers glimpse moments of a sublime, the subject of Poe’s poem. The movie gives form to hopes for futures different than pasts. An essayistic documentary in the form of a twenty-first century Arctic road-movie by professor Britt Kramvig (UiT) and filmmaker Rachel Gomez (Tromsø). Trailer: https://vimeo.com/163989818

We are showing the film as part of the workshop "Encountering Indigenous Thought and Politics: power and ethics in the academy" (taking place the following day), but the film is open to all!