Film screening and talk
A rare chance to see fascinating footage from the British colonial era. Francis Gooding presents Portrait of Palestine (1946) produced by the British Colonial Office in the lead up to the end of the British Mandate in Palestine. Describing the footage as a ‘standard piece of propaganda’, Francis will present a close reading of the archival records, in order to unpick the imagery produced, and the motivations behind the making of the film. Why did the British decide to make such a film just two months before ‘responsibility’ for Palestine was handed to the UN ?
Followed by an audience discussion.
Dr Francis Gooding is a writer and researcher on the Colonial Film: Images of the British Empire project.
Middle-Eastern food by Alia available at the bar
Doors open 7
Event starts 7.30
Free entry / donations
1 Richmond Road,
Dalston E8 3HN