Suzanne Cohen Filmmaker and Educator

Participatory Film in Action

Free film screening and Q&A with two accomplished filmmakers in the expanding field of participatory documentary.

In Sari Stories, Sue Sudbury collaborates with a group of young women in rural India who have been trained to make videos, allowing the viewer an unprecedented view of life in many Indian villages – a world of child marriage, child labour and domestic abuse. An uplifting and at times humorous film, it tells the story of how these women are using technology to challenge tradition and transform their lives.

Lathe in Sari Stories

Lisa Fingleton has over twenty years experience working in a creative and collaborative way with community groups. Outside I’m Singing is a year long project with Ireland’s only lesbian choir, and documents the process of creating a musical with an incredible group of women and the obstacles they’ve had to overcome to sing out and proud. Memory through Media takes us through bogs and milking parlours as people of the ‘third age’ make their first films.

Outside I'm Singing (2008), Lisa Fingleton small

Event curated by Digital Media lecturer and filmmaker Suzanne Cohen

Booking essential:
2nd May, 18.30 – 20.00
Room GC1-08, Graduate Centre (The Daniel Libeskind Space), London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB