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Discussion Film Club- Listen/ Чуй and General Mood -with post screening discussion with the filmmakers

23rd November 2016 @ 18:00 - 22:00

Wednesday 23rd November


Centrala Gallery

Tickets: £4.50

A screening of two different approaches of film responses to archival histories of Radio Free Europe, the only radio transmitting from Western to Eastern Europe behind the Iron Curtain.. Post screening Birmingham and Romanian based artist Irena Botea and John Dean and Bulgarian Film maker Diana Ivanova will discuss their approaches and methods.


Bulgaria 2014

Directed by Diana Ivanova, documentary, 76 min, eng subtitlesThe film tells the personal stories of three women who share in a very emotional manner what Radio Free Europe meant to them and their families.

General Mood

Romania 2015

Directed by Irina Botea, Jon Dean, documentary, 24 min, eng subtitles

The film embodies a performative archive through exploring the process of categorization and anecdotal information gathering that constitutes much of the Radio Free Europe archive. Filmed on location in Budapest, fragments of original text create a fractured narrative of meta-archival sources that are materialized through the process of following the trail of Radio Free Europe, an institution sponsored by the CIA until 1971. The category of ‘General Mood’ is explored through questioning the structure and content of research methodologies designed to create ‘national pictures’.


23rd November 2016
18:00 - 22:00
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