Researcher Blog by Professor Esther Johnson: Asunder – The Story of an English Town in the First World War

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About the author Esther Johnson is Professor of Film and Media Arts in the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) in C3RI at Sheffield Hallam University. Esther’s work is at the intersection of artist moving image and documentary. Her poetic portraits focus on marginal worlds, revealing resonant stories that may otherwise remain hidden or ignored. Esther’s work has been exhibited internationally in […]

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Professor Esther Johnson screening ‘Asunder’ in Sheffield with Q&A – 29 November 2017

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Sheffield Hallam University’s Professor of Film & Media Arts Esther Johnson will be screening Asunder at Curzon Sheffield on Wednesday 29 November 2017. Esther will also be hosting a Q&A after the screening. Asunder Curzon Sheffield 73 Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2NJ Wednesday 29 November 2017, 6.30PM See here for booking information. Asunder tells the story of what happened to […]

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‘Asunder’ – Interviews with Professor Esther Johnson

Stills from Esther Johnson's Asunder

Asunder, the award-winning film from film-maker and Professor of Film & Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University Esther Johnson, was the focus of two recent interviews Esther gave over the last couple of weeks. Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its […]

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Prof Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ nominated for FOCAL International Awards in ‘Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production’ category

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Sheffield Hallam University’s Professor of Film & Media Arts Esther Johnson has had her film Asunder nominated for the FOCAL International Awards 2017 in the category of Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production. The FOCAL International Awards celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms plus its restoration. This year’s […]

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Sunday 23 April 2017 – Professor Esther Johnson to present paper on ‘Asunder’ at ‘The Sound of Memory’, Whitechapel Gallery

Still from Esther Johnson's Asunder

Esther Johnson, Professor of Film and Media Arts in ADRC, will present a paper on her poetic documentary film Asunder at The Sound Of Memory – Sound-track / Sound-scape at the Whitechapel Gallery on Sunday 23 April 2017. Esther will present as part of the third section of the event, entitled Construction / Reconstruction and Sonic Representation. The Sound of […]

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