WW1 Through the Lens

As part of the University’s Legacies of War First World War centenary project, the Centre for World Cinemas has partnered with the Hyde Park Picture House for a project called WWI Through the Lens.

A still from The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Still from 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'

Students are researching and sourcing a dozen films to be shown once a month during 2015, and developing a marketing plan, website and also a range of events for schools. The project is being overseen by PhD students Luke Postlethwaite and Rachel Green.

Professor Paul Cooke, Centenary Chair in World Cinemas at the University, says: “We want to develop opportunities for our students to gain relevant professional experience and to put the research skills they are developing as part of their university studies to practical use.”

The launch event for WWI Through the Lens is on Sunday 25 January at 2pm with a showing of the 1943 classic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Other films in the programme represent a diverse range of cinematic experiences suitable for a wide range of audiences, and will be shown at various times of the week. A full programme is available.

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