BAFTSS Practice Research Award 2020

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Our film Father-land and associated research won the BAFTSS Best Practice Research Portfolio 2020. The judges wrote:

“This is a really haunting and also very timely film, with a very strong research statement, which interweaves memory, archive and voiceover to explore the liminal spaces between present and past and the borders between cultures and nations. An original idea around collaborative work as method: both filmmakers have a relationship to Cyprus via their father's military work, and the film interrogates and unpacks the patriarchal and colonial legacies not only of their personal narratives, but also the story of Nicosia itself, as the only divided capital in Europe. A moving depiction of recollections of childhood, the film questions the concept of home; the ‘here’ and ’there’, reflecting on images of conflict and bringing together the personal and the political. It feels very apposite in our post-Brexit times.”