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Britain on film: national cinema in a global context

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is holding a free public lecture for people who are interested in how the rest of the world views the UK and how the British Film Industry fits into a global context.

The event, ‘Britain on Film: National Cinema in a Global Context’ on Thursday 19 April is part of the Global Britain- Beyond Brexit public lecture series organised by the UEA’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Chief executive of Film London, Adrian Wootton OBE, will lead a panel discussion on the UK as a location for producing feature films and television as well as looking at the issues facing the film industry in the current political climate. Film London is the UK’s leading screen industries agency for developing and promoting London as a global content production hub.

The panel will be chaired by Dr Melanie Williams and Dr Emma Pett from the University’s School of Art, Media and American Studies and will consider how Britain has been represented on film, both throughout history and today. Attendees will also have the chance to see archive footage provided by the UEA East Anglian Film Archive.

Dr Emma Pett said: "Analysing the British film industry and how it presents the culture and values of the UK to the rest of the world can enable us to better understand Britain's role on the global stage - both past and present. 

“We are delighted to be joined by Adrian Wootton as a guest speaker for this event, and are looking forward to exploring many of the issues already covered in this series, such as national identity and international relations, within this particular context."

The event takes place from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in the Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre at UEA and will be followed by a free drinks reception. No registration is necessary for this event.

For more information please email Emma Pett E.Pett@uea.ac.uk or Will Rossiter W.Rossiter@uea.ac.uk