Portraits of Palestine: A case study from the British Colonial Archive
A screening by Marsm
Running time: 60 minutes
This 1947 British colonial propaganda film shows how the British government sought to present its role in Palestine at the very end of the Mandate period. Using archival documents to tell the full story of the film’s production, this presentation will show the forces at work in the creation of colonial film propaganda at the end of Empire. A rare chance to see fascinating footage from the British colonial era. Presented by writer and researcher Francis Gooding, who will present a close reading of the archival records, in order to unpick the imagery produced, and the motivations behind the making of the film.
Monday 14 May
20:00 Portraits of Palestine: A case study from the British Colonial Archive
Portraits of Palestine will screen as part of @70: Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture, taking place at RADA Studios, Chenies Street, London from the 14-20 May, a week-long festival of theatre, dance, films and talks commemorating the Palestinian experience of dispossession and loss of a homeland. For more information about the festival visit www.70palestine.com