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The Intimacy of Strangers
Some of the screenings at the LIDF are accompanied by panel discussions. As the festival title suggest these ‘Conversations’ are integral to the event. Experts, film practitioners and other cultural commentators will reflect on the issues raised by the films and open up discussions with the audience. Additions and alterations may be made to the panels so check in regularly to see any updates.

10.00am Sackler Room

Introduction by the director Pierre Klochendler

The Seeds / Everyday Life of Roma Children from Block 71
11.45am BP Theatre.
‘Life on the margins’
Director of The Seeds Wojciech Kasperski,
Philippa Monkton and Caroline Roboh (R Point -UK non-profit organisation working with the Roma community in Belgrade)
Chaired by documentary filmmaker Ellie Ford.

Thirty Square Metres and a Balcony / The Intimacy of Strangers
11.45am Stevenson Theatre.
‘The Sense of Space’

Director of The Intimacy of Strangers Eva Weber
Director of Thirty Metres Rosa Cerarols
Catherine Greig (Architect and founder of make:good/
Chaired by journalist Julia Somerville

Brand New World
11.45am Sackler Room.
‘Patterns and problems of documentary production’
With Ewan Jones-Morris director of Brand New World
Charlie Phillips (editor, FourDocs)
Andy Jones (ScreenStation)
Chaired by Patrick Hazard

Belfast Today / Landscapes 1 / Half Life: A Journey to Chernobyl
1.35pm BP Theatre
‘Image-work: the Art of Film’
Director of Half Life Phil Grabsky
Director of Landscape 1 Costantino Maiani
Director of Belfast Today Paul McParland
Chaired by artist and filmmaker Julian Richards.

Furriadroxus / The Lost Village
1.35pm Stevenson Theatre.
‘Betwixt and Between’
Director of Furriadroxus Michele Mossa (tbc)
Director of The Lost Village Manuel Jiménez Núñez.
Mike Yorke (Upside Films)
Chaired by Georgina Denison (documentary film producer)

1.35pm Sackler Room
‘Thinking in Images’
Conversation with the American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival.
Elaine Charnov (AMHM’s Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival)
Paul Henley (Professor of Visual Anthropology and Director of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology)
Jo Durden-Smith (producer/director – winner (with Patrick Forbes) the John Grierson Award for best documentary series in 2006)
Patrick Hazard (PocketVisions)

A Different Story
3.45pm BP Theatre.
‘Setting the Scene’ – pre-film discussion

Director Andrea Zulini
Production Manager Chiara Scardamaglia
John Foot (Reader of Modern Italian History UCL)
John Dickie (Author of Cosa Nostra and Reader in Italian Studies UCL)
Alessio Altichieri (Il Corriere della Sera)
Chaired by Patrick Hazard

Losers and Winners
3.45pm Stevenson Theatre.
‘You can’t take it with you’

Eric Schuldenfrei (principal of Eric Schuldenfrei Animation: Art + Architecture, and cofounder of eskyiu)
Marisa Yiu (principal of MKSYIU STUDIO and cofounder of eskyiu)
Chaired by Charlie Koolhaas (photographer and editor of UNIT magazine; a bi-lingual publication by Urban China Magazine, published and distributed in China)
The Tears of Imam Hussein
3.45pm Sackler Room
‘Festive Rites’

Director Michel Tabet
Professor Sami Zubaida (Birkbeck University)
Kevin Sim (director of Once Upon a Time in Iran)
Chaired by documentary filmmaker Ellie Ford


Photos from LIDF