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March 2019

Haunted by History

9 March 2019
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map

A selection of recent essay films – poignant, thought-provoking, sometimes darkly humorous and frequently disturbing – made by UK-based members of the so-called ‘Second Generation’, namely, the children of refugees from Nazi Europe and/or Holocaust survivors, whose work explores the complex and necessarily problematic legacy of their families’ experiences.

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Four Parts of a Folding Screen

15 March 2019
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map

Based on documents found in Berlin archives, Four Parts of a Folding Screen explores exclusion, statelessness and the legalised theft and sale of everyday family possessions by the National Socialist regime.

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June 2019

The Social Eye of Picture Post

11 June 2019 6:00 pm
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Picture Post magazine was the publishing sensation of the 1940s and early 1950s. Founded by anti-Nazi refugee journalists and photographers it blended continental large format photography with British social documentary to produce moving, funny, hard-hiting stories about Britain in times of war and peace. This event will hear from the two co-curators, Professor Amanda Hopkinson and Mike Berlin, about the themes they have explored in the current exhibtion at the Peltz gallery: Refugees, Incomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post (4 June-5 July) with Professor Lynda Nead and Professor Steve Edwards in discussion.

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1000 Londoners: Windrush Generation

26 June 2019 6:00 pm
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Birkbeck is delighted to host a screening of 1000 Londoners: Windrush Generations, part of an award winning series of documentary portraits of Londoners from Chocolate Films. This screening accompanies the Peltz gallery's current exhibition Refugees, Newcomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post, 1938-1956 (the Peltz Gallery, 3 June-4 July)

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