Professorial Inaugural Lecture - Professor Shohini Chaudhuri

How can creativity flourish under constraints?

  • Tue 28 May 19

    18:00 - 19:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Lakeside Theatre

  • Event speaker

    Professor Shohini Chaudhuri

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Jo Pearson


In international news, the Middle East is frequently portrayed as a crisis ‘hotspot’.

Filmmakers often attempt to go beyond standard news images and narratives of crisis, and usually have to confront numerous constraints and personal risks to tell their stories. 

In this lecture, Professor Shohini Chaudhuri from the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) explores the types of constraints that filmmakers face when they make films in the region and the creative strategies they are using to overcome them.

The event is free but please reserve your place via the Lakeside Theatre website

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Lakeside Theatre Café.

Part of our Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series 

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