David Tresilian has organised an event to which all friends of the department are invited. A special screening of Peter Snowdon’s film ‘The Uprising’, a documentary account of the 2011 Arab Revolutions, which will take place at AUP on Friday 10 October at 15h00 in B33 (Grand Salon).
The film will be introduced by the director who will also answer questions following the screening.
Peter Snowdon is an award-winning filmmaker whose work combines documentary, fiction and formal experimentation. His feature-length documentary The Uprising (2013) creates an imaginary pan-Arab revolution out of online videos shot and uploaded by the actors of the Arab Spring. Described by found footage guru Craig Baldwin as “a bold, epoch-defining leap forward in doc method”, The Uprising won the Opus Bonum award for best world documentary on its début at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and has since screened at numerous festivals on four continents, including Turin and Edinburgh. It had its North American premiere at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as part of the 2014 Documentary Fortnight.
Previous work includes the series of experimental documentaries Lost Persons Area (2008-ongoing), and three short fictions films funded by Northern Film and Media and the UK Film Council. Peter holds a Masters in Transmedia from Sint Lukas Hogeschool, Brussels, where he studied with Malcolm Le Grice. He is completing a practice-based PhD at the MAD Faculty (PXL/University of Hasselt), Belgium, and teaches film at the University of the West of Scotland.
For more information on his work, please visit www.redrice.net / theuprising.be.