Event

History Seminar Series: Film Screening The Destruction of Memory

The Destruction of Memory

  • Wed 23 Oct 19

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus

    4.722

  • Event speaker

    Tim Slade

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    History Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    History, Department of

The History Research Seminar meets on Wednesday afternoons during term time

This week's seminar is a film screening of The Destruction of Memory followed by a live question and answer session with Director and Producer, Tim Slade.

In Syria and Iraq, the ‘cradle of civilization’, millennia of culture are being destroyed. The push to protect, salvage and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction.
Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story - looking not just at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years.