Monday, 13 May 2019 at 6:00 pm – Monday, 13 May 2019 at 8:30 pm

Beyond Babel - Double Screening: Unity and Community and No Cow on the Ice


Part of the Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival at Manchester Met hosted by the FLAME Research Group

Date: Monday 13th May 2019

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm

Location: Geoffrey Manton Building, LT3, Rosamond St West

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

On Monday 13th May, there are two screenings: Unity and Community and No Cow on the Ice.

Introduced by Simona Manni (University of York)

Unity and Community is a short film made with and by women from the Sudanese community in Bradford. The film forms part of a wider project called the Neighbourhood Film Project which has been developed by Bradford UNESCO City of Film and a range of partners and community groups across Bradford. It was filmed by Simona Manni with the support of children from the Sudanese Centre.

Introduced by Carmen Herrero (with a short video presentation by the director) 

Swedish, Galician, English, Spanish

The second film, No Cow on the Ice, was directed by Eloy Domínguez Serén in 2015. It is the self-portrayal of the filmmaker’s experience as a migrant worker. With a skilful editing process, Eloy Domínguez Serén records and reflects on his two-year experience working in different part-time jobs in Sweden and captures his language learning journey and his adaptation to a new country and its cultural traditions. The documentary also exposes the poetic nature of the filmmaker’s connection with the Swedish landscape.

Languages: English, Galician, Swedish and Spanish with English Subtitles.

About The Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival

Alluding to the Bible story of The Tower of Babel and the curse of diversity of tongues, Beyond Babel is a film festival that aims to celebrate multilingual life, showcase a wide range of films, share discussions on film aesthetics, and broaden the visibility of multilingual communities on screen. Planned by the FLAME research group at Manchester Metropolitan University, the 5th edition of Beyond Babel remains true to its core values: embrace the beauty of multilingualism; showcase transnational film productions from different regions of the world; curate multilingual films which connect with the personal, the local, and the global and can open conversation across cultures. This year’s programme will bring together four afternoons of screenings, with film introductions and Q&A sessions. It explores a wide range of themes: cultural differences, multilingualism, homeland, education, gender and sexuality, global citizenship, mobility, immigration, integration and identity. The festival aims to engage, inspire, connect and celebrate the culturally diverse communities of Manchester.

Film, Languages and Media in Education (FLAME) is a pioneering research group at Manchester Metropolitan University established in 2013 and dedicated to the development of research and knowledge exchange activity in the areas of Pedagogy, Languages, Film and Media.

Book your tickets to the other events in this series below:

Call Me By Your Name (dir. Lica Guadagnino / Year: 2017 / Runtime: 132 minutes / Certificate: 15)

Introduced by Nicoletta DiCiolla – (English and Italian)

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

Júlia Ist (dir. Elena Martín / Year: 2017 / Runtime: 90 minutes)

Introduced by Marta Suarez (Spanish, Catalan, German and English)

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

La Fille de Keltoum (dir. Mehdi Charef / Year: 2001 / Runtime: 106 minutes)

Introduced by Isabelle Vanderschleden (French, Arabic)

Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

For more information, please contact:

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