Next Screenings for Translation/ Transmission

Audre Lorde stands in a park

We are reaching the mid-point for Translation/ Transmission so wanted to remind you of what is coming up this week.

On Tuesday 18 March at 6pm we are showing Dagmar Schultz’s beautiful biopic of her good friend Audre Lorde.

The film is an intimate portrayal of Lorde which allows us to see her as a transnational feminist figure who worked hard to facilitate the collective identities of the Afro-German community in Berlin.

We will also be screening a very special video made by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, who will be reading a letter she wrote to Audre Lorde as part of her activist-educational project The Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind.

Tickets are selling fast so make sure you buy in advance.

On Sunday 23 March at 1pm we are showing Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Surname Viet Given Name Nam, a profoundly personal documentary explores the role of Vietnamese women historically and in contemporary society,

Using dance, printed texts, folk poetry and the words and experiences of Vietnamese women in Vietnam—from both North and South—and the United States, Trinh’s film challenges official culture with the voices of women.

Image of the same woman taken from several angles

Bristol based academic and self-proclaimed film nerd Carol O’Sullivan will be on hand afterwards to help guide the debate.

We are reading criticism relating to the film at this Wednesday’s reading group at Hydra books, 7-9pm, if you want to engage with the film’s theoretical ideas. Download the articles here and here – all welcome!

Don’t forget you can buy your tickets for the Intellect Books raffle at all screenings!

Hope to see you at Watershed for one of the shows!


Translation/ Transmission – Intellect Books Prize Raffle

Throughout Translation/ Transmission you will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a selection of amazing prizes from our supporters, Intellect Books.

Copies of raffle Prizes

Intellect, who are based in Bristol, is an independent academic publisher in the fields of creative practice and popular culture, publishing scholarly books and journals in four distinct subject areas: visual arts, film studies, cultural and media studies, and performing arts.

To support the season they have donated several prizes from their catalogue, as well as some swanky tote bags.

We have two copies each of Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-Makers from Iran and Turkey by Gönül Dönmez-Colin and Directory of World Cinema: Iran, edited by Parviz Jahed, to give away.

Also up for grabs is a year-long subscription to the Journal of African Cinemas and Film International.

All money raised goes toward the cost of running the film season.


Translation/ Transmission: Women’s Activism Across Space & Time Film Season is taking place throughout March 2014 at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol.

We will post details on how to buy tickets as soon as they are on sale.

For now, please take a look at the films we are showing and get excited for March!

Please keep checking back as we will announce an exciting competition courtesy of Intellect Books and our full programme of discussions.