The theme of the 2018 Festival was IDENTITY. We presented a programme of films, performances, talks and workshops exploring what it is that makes us who we are. Themes included gender, sexuality, mental health, disability, nationality, race, and socioeconomic status. We had speakers and panel members from as far afield as Tibet, Palestine, and Syria, and we also showcased the research and work being done here at Oxford Brookes in our lunchtime seminars series.
Monday 12 March 2018
13:00 Lunchtime seminar: Dr. Mark Burgess - Who are we?
17:00 Performance: Delta 7
19:30 Screening: Loving Vincent, followed by a panel discussion on mental health.
Tuesday 13 March 2018
13:00 Lunchtime seminar: Dr. Supriya Akerkar - Age and disability in disaster relief.
18:30 Screening: 13th, followed by an open discussion.
Wednesday 14 March 2018
13:00 Lunchtime seminar: Professor Peter Edge - Can companies have religious human rights?
18:30 Screening: In Between with open discussion on perceptions of national identity with Brookes students from Palestine.
Thursday 15 March 2018
13:00 Lunchtime seminar: Intersectionality@Brookes
19:00 Screening: City of Joy (with Oxford Brookes Documentary Club)
Friday 16 March 2018
13:00 Lunchtime seminar: Rev. Kate Harford - Gender, sexuality and the scriptures.
16:00 Workshop: Emma Slade
17:00 Lecture: Alexander Norman, Director of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion.
19:00 Screening: Little Tibet, with film maker Sonam Anja-Tsang.
Saturday 17 March 2018
12.30 Workshop: Identity and [Affordable] Housing, with Transition by Design and Oxford Community-led Housing research project (Oxford Community Foundation, Community First Oxfordshire and Oxford Community Land Trust)
14:30 Talk: Tented Dreams with UK based charity Souriyat Across Borders.
17:00 Performance: Borderline
19:30 Screening: The Other Side of Hope with lead actor Sherwan Haji.
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