Wednesday 04 July 2018 – Lunchtime seminar with Peter Spence (Senior lecturer in Film and Media Production)

Banner image for Peter Spence's C3RI research seminar on 'The Archive'

Speaker: Peter Spence (Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Production)

Title: The film-maker as “participant-witness and an active fabricator of meaning” – developing an archive based feature documentary film.

In this seminar Peter will discuss practical, creative and conceptual considerations in developing his short film The Archive into a feature length documentary.

Screened at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest and Cannes Short Film Corner The Archive tells the incredible story of lawyer David Drucker who was pursued for decades by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. Always travelling with a Bolex 16mm camera, David captured stunning footage on his travels around the world. However, FBI agents were never far behind also documenting his every move.

Promotional image for 'The Archive', directed by Peter Spence

Currently teaching a number of film theory modules on the Film and Media Production undergraduate course, Peter is also an award-winning film-maker whose work has screened widely on the international festival circuit including Toronto WWSFF, Hamburg, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sydney, Edinburgh, Cambridge and the London Short Film Festival. His work has received funding and support from the UK Film Council, the British Council, the David Lean Foundation and Screen Yorkshire.

1.00PM – 2.00PM
THE VOID CINEMA, Level 1 Owen Building (Owen 123)

See here for details of other seminars in the series.

All SHU staff and students are welcome to attend the C3RI Lunchtime Research Seminars. If you are from outside of the University and would like to attend a seminar, please email the C3RI Administrator to arrange entry.