Vale? Is it worth it? UK premiere and panel discussion
|Dates:||25 October 2023|
|Times:||12:00 - 14:30|
|What is it:||Screening|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Please join us for the UK premiere of the documentary Vale? Is It Worth It? Five artists in the front line against Brazil’s worst environmental crime. The screening will be preceded by lunch and networking and followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.
Through music, poetry and circus performances, five Brazilian artists talk about their grief, fears and hope four years after the Brumadinho Dam collapsed, killing 300 people.
The documentary (30 minutes), directed by Paul Heritage and Marcelo Barbosa (Indianara, 2019) focuses on the impact of the collapse on the artistic and cultural heritage of this rich mining region in Brazil and asks - Is it worth it? The documentary was produced by People's Palace Projects as a result of an international research project Roots of Resilience by People’s Palace Projects/ Queen Mary University of London and University of Manchester. The study mapped the value of tangible and intangible heritage of the Iron Quadrangle in Brazil in partnership with five local artistic organisations directly impacted by mining activity.
The event will be chaired by Dr Leandro Valiati of the Institute for Cultural Practices.
Creative Manchester is an interdisciplinary research platform based at The University of Manchester. The platform champions research in creativity and creative practice, bringing together research communities with external stakeholders to explore new research areas and address strategic opportunities. Please visit the website for more information about Creative Manchester.
Places are free and can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vale-is-it-worth-it-uk-premiere-and-panel-discussion-tickets-731831978147?aff=oddtdtcreator&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail
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John Casken Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama