News Release

REF NO.: 89

SUBJECT: Memorial University presents Documenting the Present/Visualizing the Past

DATE: February 11, 2014

An award-winning filmmaker and York University professor will speak about the development of various styles of documentary filmmaking during a public lecture hosted by Memorial University’s Research Centre for Music, Media and Place (MMaP).
Dr. Barbara Evans will draw on examples from her own work and will discuss various strategies for filming both historical and contemporary documentary subjects on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in the MMaP gallery, located on the second floor of the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre.
“Dr. Evans’s visit offers much more than a memorable public lecture,” said Dr. Beverley Diamond, director, MMaP. “It will enable students in ethnomusicology, folklore and cognate disciplines to discuss several ongoing film projects with a highly respected teacher and producer.”
Dr. Evans has worked as a director, producer, writer, researcher and editor of film and television in Britain and Canada. A graduate of Britain’s National Film and Television School, she has worked for educational television, the BBC, ITV and on films sponsored by the British Film Institute. She was a founding member of the London Women’s Film Group and the British Newsreel Collective.
In Canada, Dr. Evans has worked as editor for the National Film Board on such films as Wonderland and Bitter Medicine, and on independent feature films Latitude 55 and Walls, and was editor of the Atlantis Films-National Film Board co-production, To Set Our
House in Order. As well as documentary film projects, her current research is focused on the work of early women filmmakers in the British documentary film movement.                       
In addition to Dr. Evans’s lecture, she will participate in a video conference on Friday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Video Conference Room in the School of Music. The video conference will be more specifically music-oriented and will involve ethnomusicologists who use film as a medium of publication and a form of political activism.
MMaP is sponsoring this short-term residency with support from the Capacity Building Fund, established this year by Memorial’s Office of the Vice-President (Research).
For more information about MMaP and this event, please visit www.mun.ca/mmap.

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