Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University & the University of Edinburgh
On Wednesday 1 June, there will be a special screening & discussion at the Edinburgh Filmhouse Cinema of Colours of the Alphabet a feature film born of a practice-based PhD at the University of Edinburgh.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the director/PhD candidate Dr Alastair Cole (Napier University), supervisor Professor Nick Higgins (University of the West of Scotland) and co-supervisor, Dr Magnus Course, senior lecturer in social anthropology (University of Edinburgh). The special session will be chaired by Professor Noemie Mendelle of the Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh) who will discuss with the panel the challenges & possibilities of a predominantly lens-based approached to creative practice-PhDs.
Colours of the Alphabet is a beautiful, inspiring & bittersweet story about language & childhood in Africa.
At a time when nearly 40% of the world’s population lack access to education in their own language, Colours of the Alphabet offers an intimate & moving insight into a global phenomenon from the unique perspective of three innocent children.
Colours of the Alphabet premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival 2016 & this will be the final screening of an 11 cinema west coast & highlands preview tour that began in mid-May with a special post screening discussion on childhood & language with former Makar Liz Lochhead.
First published: 23 May 2016