Something from nothing screening at the Irish Film Institute

July 2014
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Irish Film Insitute, Temple Bar, Dublin

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Writer, researcher and lecturer Maeve Connolly (IADT) will introduce the event and take part in a Q&A with Sarah Browne after the screenings.

Co-curated with Maeve Connolly, the IFI presents the Irish premiere screening of Wendelien van Oldenborg's Bete & Deise, with Sarah Browne’s Something from nothing.

Bete & Deise records a conversation between actress and activist Bete Mendes and funk singer Deise Tigrona. The film explores how these Brazilian women, from different backgrounds and generations, have used their voices in the public sphere.

In Something from nothing, Browne uses a smartphone as a kind of ‘participant-observer’ filming device to portray a number of women currently working in the Shetland Islands.

FILM INFO: 40 minutes, Brazil, 2012, Colour, Blu-ray

FILM INFO: 19 minutes, Ireland, 2014, HD Video

This event is part of Beyond the Bechdel Test, a season throughout July focusing on the work of directors who have explored the complex ties between women that are an integral aspect of the films' narratives, named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel who introduced the idea in her 1985 comic strip.