Film: The First Movie (2009)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

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For over 100 years now, the cinematic medium has been used to spread a multitude of ideas, from the artistic through to the political. This is so ingrained in our culture that it can be difficult to imagine our lives without film, let alone how we might have felt when we first experienced its power.

In this haunting documentary, film-maker Mark Cousins visits a small Kurdish-Iraqi village and shows films to local children their first time. They are then given cameras to make their own films, and the resulting creations tell insightful stories of the magic, horror, and mundanity, of everyday human life.

This film is also screened as part of the Celluloid Psychology series and will be introduced by Dr Alastair Smith from the School of Psychology.

Director: Mark Cousins
Running time: 76 minutes
Cert: 12A

Date: Monday 20 May
Time: 19:00 
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema
Ticket information: £6/£4/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA/ 18’s and under free via YAP          

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