Past Screening: Frances Calvert’s Torres Strait Trilogy (1990-2012)

Torres Strait Trilogy Film Screenings + Q&A with Director Frances Calvert

11.00-17.00 Monday 23 May 2016
Nash Lecture Theatre
Second Floor, King’s Building, Strand Campus
King’s College London WC2R 2LS

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The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and the Department of Film Studies at King’s College London, in association with the Royal Anthropological Institute, are excited to announce a unique screening day devoted to the work of the award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker, writer and teacher, Frances Calvert. This will involve a screening of her Torres Strait Trilogy: Talking Broken (1990, 76 mins), Cracks in the Mask (1997, 56 mins) and The Tombstone Opening (2012, 29 mins). These films focus on Australia’s ‘other’ Indigenous minority, Torres Strait Islanders, as they negotiate the complex relationship between past, present and future. Each film will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

The event is free, but booking is required via Eventbrite ( Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.


11.00-13.00 Screening of Talking Broken (1990, 76mins) + Q&A with the director
13.00-14.00 Catered lunch (free to all ticket holders)
14.00-16.00 Screening of Cracks in the Mask (1997, 56 mins) and The Tombstone Opening (2012, 29 mins) + Q&A with the director
17.00-18.00 Drinks reception (free to all ticket holders)

This event is being held as part of a British Academy postdoctoral project on Torres Strait documentary film run by Dr Peter Kilroy, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies/Department of Film Studies, King’s College London.

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