School of Anthropology & Conservation

Excellence in diversity Global in reach


News

The items below give you some indication as to the range of activities going on in the School. For further information read our newsletter which comes out fortnightly during term time.

Anthropology alumna's student film project selected for competition at Los Angeles CineFest

13th December 2017

Article Image

Catriona Blackburn, who graduated in July 2017 with a BSc in Anthropology, has been invited to screen her film Cooking Ghosts at the 2018 edition of the Los Angeles CineFest. The meditative documentary portrait comprises her undergraduate film project for visual anthropology and has been selected for a semi-finalist position at the event. The Los Angeles CineFest is an online and live festival that holds a monthly red carpet event and award ceremony organised by the award-winning filmmaker Mark Mos.

At the annual screening of student projects in the school, Cooking Ghosts was the runner-up of the Hugh Brody prize, named after the renowned anthropologist, filmmaker and writer who recently received an honorary degree at November’s graduation ceremony. Hugh described Catriona’s film as a “wonderful exploration of family, memory and image.”

Catriona received a first-class honours degree from the University of Kent while the single parent of a young child and is now striving for a career as an academic filmmaker and visual anthropologist.

Cooking Ghosts can be viewed here.

 

School of Anthropology and Conservation - © University of Kent

School of Anthropology and Conservation, Marlowe Building, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR, T: +44 (0)1227 827056

Last Updated: 20/01/2017