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Film: University Interactive Talk on Representations of Conflict In Film – Cross Cultural Comparison With Dr Terence McSweeney From Solent University

April 29 @ 14:15 - 15:00

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In this session writer and film-maker Dr Terence McSweeney asks students to consider the power of films about wars to shape our awareness, understanding and memories of global conflicts. In particular he will explore the representation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan onscreen not just in American cinema but those from all around the globe. In doing so students will discover that the war film can never be “just a movie” as they are intimately connected to how nations see themselves and the conflicts they fight in.

The session will develop thinking, skills and approaches to support students in their Film studies and future aspirations.


Lecturer Profile: Dr Terence McSweeney


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Film and related disciplines. Student groups as well as students and teachers joining individually are very welcome.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions about studying at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Zoom and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



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April 29
14:15 - 15:00
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