Penrhyn Jones, S (2017) TIMELINE.

Item Type: Film/video
Creators: Penrhyn Jones, S
Abstract: A 30 minute documentary by Sara Penrhyn Jones, TIMELINE draws from research and footage that Jones has generated over some time, and across two AHRC-funded projects. TIMELINE can be contextualised comparatively alongside a body of mainstream environmental and climate change documentaries, such as ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, ‘Age of Stupid’, ‘Flow’, ‘After the Flood’ or ‘How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change’. This comparison becomes particularly rich when considered alongside the creative, political and feminist capabilities of the experimental film or film essay. By bringing the environmental documentary into dialogue with more meandering, self-reflexive, elusive and playful forms, Jones attempts to create a new kind of language for eco-feminist filmmaking. This could advance a more nuanced understanding of what constitutes an environmental film, as well as generally drawing attention to the often-invisible workings of film. Such work is of relevance to film and media practice, but also geography, gender studies, and the environmental humanities. In terms of film content, the dwelling on the connection between heritage, cultural identity and climate change in TIMELINE meant that it was of value- and therefore partly funded- as research that also significantly advances the field of heritage studies.
Official URL: http://screenworks.org.uk/archive/baftss-practice-...
Date: February 2017

Shortlisted for two AHRC Research in Film awards in 2016 and won 'Best Practice Research' (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) in 2017.

The full documentary is available to view at the URL above.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 19:05
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