The Deathless Woman

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Past Event

This event was on Thurs 16 Sep, 7pm

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Hugely successful on both an artistic and a political level, it is a remarkable piece of work. – Trisha Tuttle (BFI London Film Festival Director) 

A Roma woman buried alive in a forest in Poland during WWII returns to haunt us, uncovering a history of atrocities against the Roma in Europe, in Roz Mortimer‘s ghost story for the 21st Century. It fluidly interweaves fantastical re-imaginings of buried secrets with a ghostly narration and direct to camera testimony from survivors and witnesses of historic and contemporary crimes against the Roma in Poland and Hungary. Mortimer is in conversation following the screening. 

This event is part of our season Ways of Knowing: Earth / Matter.

About Roz Mortimer

Roz Mortimer is a London-based filmmaker. She originally trained as a textile artist, exhibiting mixed media installations in the UK and Europe before expanding her practice to include film, photography, sound, performance and writing. She began working with moving image in 1995 and since then her award-winning films have been exhibited widely around the world in cinemas, galleries, film festivals, online and on television. She has an MA in Visual Sociology (Goldsmiths, University of London) and a PhD in Hybrid Documentary Film (University of Westminster). She is Senior Lecturer in Film at University for the Creative Arts. Her work has been commissioned and supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Film London Artist’s Moving Image Network, Animate Projects and Channel 4 Television. The Deathless Woman is her debut scripted feature.

Find out more about her work here and via The Deathless Woman website.