The dynamic relationship between languages and the different community identities to which they are linked can be explored innovatively through film. This event will showcase four short films made by former students of the University of Manchester’s Visual Anthropology MA programme - now independent film makers – whose work addresses themes arising from the AHRC Open World Research Initiative research project Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community. Languages ranging from Arabic, indigenous languages of Mexico and South Africa, and ‘Spanglish’ are featured. Taking the form of a mini film festival with talks and discussion, the event is aimed at all members of the general public interested in language, identity and/or the short film documentary genre. Attendance free but space limited.
Part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science 2018.