Being Human Festival: Visualising Voices - Scottish Documentary Institute

Being Human Festival: Visualising Voices

Visualising Voices’ is a panel discussion chaired by Roanne Dodds at the National Museum of Scotland. It will examine how documentary filmmaking can help people with serious, often terminal illnesses find their own voices and make them heard. It will explore the power of such voices, consider the art and practice of the filmmaking process, as well as delving into the opportunities of marketing and distributing such work in innovative ways. This conversation will take place between the filmmakers and critics, cultural entrepreneurs, museum curators and, of course, the professionals and patients who have engaged in the making of the work.

Open to the public. Followed by a drinks reception.

Free admission | Booking required for the discussion 

The discussion will be preceded by a free screening of two films, both produced by the Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI), and directed by researchers at Edinburgh College of Art: Emma Davie and Amy Hardie.

Screening 1: I Am Breathing
12.30 – 13:45 + Q&A (no booking required)
Screening 2: The Edge of Dreaming
15:00 – 16:45 + Q&A (no booking required)

Panel Discussion: 18:30-20:00 (doors open at 18:00) with Emma Davie, Amy Hardie, Sonja Henrici (SDI); Alette Willis (Edinburgh University), Alexander Hayward (National Museums Scotland_ – chaired by Roanne Dodds.

Drinks Reception: 20:00 – 21:00

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The event is co-sponsored and hosted by National Museums Scotland, the
Scottish Documentary Institute, Edinburgh College of Art, and the Institute for
Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh.