Mandy Rose: Searching for Happiness

Where: Watershed, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

When: 20 May 2013 6:15pm to 7:30pm

Mandy Rose (DCRC) and Festival of Ideas present - Searching for Happiness

Monday, 20 May 2013
6:15pm - 7:30pm

Don't miss the live launch of Searching for Happiness - a surprising meditation on culture, values and the meaning of life....

Fifty years ago, in a celebrated documentary experiment with the new film technology of hand-held sync sound, people on the streets of Paris were asked the question: Are you happy? Searching for Happiness takes advantage of a new era of creative technology to ask the same question today.

From Mongolia to Maharashtra, filmmakers around the world have responded to an invitation to restage those 1960 interviews. In a documentary first, project director Mandy Rose has brought these recordings together with live feeds from the web to create a documentary experience which never plays the same way twice. Mandy will present a live demo of the project, and will be in conversation with Executive Producer Jon Dovey.

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Mandy Rose is a Senior Research Fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Centre University of the West of England. She was co-founder and producer of BBC 2's Video Nation project and executive producer of the digital storytelling project, Capture Wales. Her work as a documentary director includes Meeting the Masai Mob for BBC 2, and Hilda at Darjeeling for Channel 4. Mandy blogs at CollabDocs and is a contributing editor to the DCRC's i-Docs project.

Jon Dovey is Director of the AHRC funded Research & Enterprise in Arts & Creative Technologies (REACT) Knowledge Exchange hub and Professor of Screen Media at UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre.

Searching for Happiness has been produced within Mandy Rose's AHRC Practice-based Fellowship in Creative & Performing Arts

Entry Cost: £7.00 full /£6.00 concessions

Posted by: Watershed Box Office 0117 927 5100 | 15-05-2013

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