Syrian Stories: Female Voice

On 22 May at 5pm in The Byre Theatre there will be a screening of short films featuring the perspectives and experiences of Syrian women filmmakers followed by a conversation with the Stories Project Mentor, Noe Mendelle. Women in Syria …

May 21, 2019 | Events


Docs@The Byre: Celebrating the Cinematic Documentary

Documentaries don’t just inform us about the world. They inspire, delight, and immerse us in the world.  They engage and exhilarate with their stories, characters, images, and sounds. They take us places we haven’t even imagined of going. And yet, …

January 18, 2019 | Events


The Functions of Film in the British Empire

In 1941, William Sellers, the head of the recently formed Colonial Film Unit (CFU), published an article about African audiences, entitled ‘Films for Primitive Peoples’, in which he proposed a model for mobile film shows in Africa. Sellers suggested that …

September 19, 2016 | Film Studies


Fostering Local Film Heritage

The historical research of Dr David Martin-Jones, Dr Tom Rice and Dr Joshua Yumibe as part of Cinema and Cultural Studies (Department of Film Studies), as exemplified by Dr Martin-Jones book, “Scotland: Global Cinema” (University of Edinburgh Press, 2009), has …

February 20, 2015 | Film Studies