‘ASUNDER’ – Upcoming workshop with Esther Johnson and screenings of Asunder this weekend

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Professor Esther Johnson‘s feature film ASUNDER has screenings this weekend along with an upcoming workshop. Screenings of ASUNDER On Sunday 28 March ASUNDER will screen in Hanoi, Vietnam, followed by a live video linkup Q&A with Esther discussing the making of ASUNDER and her new film DUST & METAL working with the Vietnam Film Institute. Find out more on Facebook. From […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s feature film Asunder available on YourScreen throughout March & April

After the 2020 plans for a national tour of Professor Esther Johnson’s feature film Asunder were put on hold due to the pandemic, the film team turned their attention to supporting online screenings of this award-winning archive documentary. Now, thanks to a new collaboration with YourScreen, the film is now set to reach a much wider audience throughout March and April 2021. Developed in response […]

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‘Future-proofing Our Collections’ – Professor Esther Johnson invited to discuss archive film at London’s Screen Archives conference

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The Future-proofing Our Collections: Unleashing the Power of Archive Film conference will see London’s Screen Archives bring together archivists, filmmakers, researchers, academics and archive film professionals on Thursday 12 March 2020. Hosted by the Museum of London, the day will include case studies, innovative approaches, presentations and discussions about archive film and ‎its potential to bring together communities, build and […]

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Professor Esther Johnson invited to speak on an immersive cinema panel at the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas this March

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Professor Esther Johnson will be discussing her approach to live scored cinema in her research ASUNDER and new project in Vietnam DUST & METAL, during a panel event Marginalised Histories Through Live Cinema on 15th March at this year’s festival. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of […]

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Debbie Ballin and Esther Johnson at The XX International Oral History Association Conference, Finland

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IOHA 2018 – Memory and Narration is the XX International Oral History Association Conference, being held this year at the University of Jyväskylä between Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June. Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson and Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking Debbie Ballin have been invited to present a paper on their collaborative research project A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’ as […]

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Professor Esther Johnson on ‘Live Scores and Archive’ panel at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Live Cinema Summit – 08 June 2018

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Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson has been invited to be on the Live Scores and Archive panel at the Live Cinema Summit at this year’s Doc/Fest. The theme real live marks the inaugural Live Cinema Summit which will bring together filmmakers, musicians, performers and practitioners from across the realms of factual and fictional storytelling with the aim to address what live cinema […]

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Professor Esther Johnson featured in British Universities Film & Video Council Viewfinder magazine

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Esther Johnson has written a feature article for the latest edition of Viewfinder, the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) magazine, about the research behind her film Asunder. The article, to be featured in the April edition, can be found on Esther’s website here. Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ nominated for the Archive Award at the Learning on Screen Awards 2018

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The British Universities Film & Video Council Learning on Screen Awards are the UK’s only celebration of film and media in education and research. Since 2005 the awards have showcased the very best of educational television, recognised the valuable moving image output of the UK’s leading universities, and provided a platform for a generation of upcoming student filmmakers. In 2018 […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ screening in Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum with Director / Co-Producer Q&A – Wednesday 11 April 2018

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Sheffield Hallam University’s Professor of Film & Media Arts Esther Johnson will be screening Asunder at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield on Wednesday 11 April 2018. Esther will be giving a Q&A after the screening in a session chaired by SHU Reader in Journalism Dr David Clarke. Asunder (featuring Q&A with Esther Johnson) Weston Park Museum, Sheffield Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP Wednesday 11 April 2018, […]

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Professor Esther Johnson writes for The Conversation about Asunder

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Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson has written a piece for The Conversation about the hidden stories of heroism and tragedy during World War I, which she uncovered during the research for her film Asunder. The film highlights nine real-life accounts based in Sunderland and the north-east, a vulnerable area during WWI due to its shipyards and munitions […]

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