Screening Violence

A Transnational Study of Post-Conflict Imaginaries

This website provides information about Screening Violence, a four-year research and documentary filmmaking project sponsored by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project is based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, St. Andrews and Ulster, and works with co-investigators and partners in Algeria, Argentina, Colombia and Indonesia. 

Screening Violence is an innovative engagement with communities that have experienced prolonged and entrenched violence of different kinds: from guerrilla warfare, to state sponsored persecution of particular groups, to mass murder, to sectarian conflict. It aims to achieve a new understanding of how social imaginaries shape civil conflicts and transitions to peace. This project recognises visual culture as a key imaginary space where meaning is made about conflict and violence. We therefore engage with communities that have experienced violence through the medium of cinema and documentary film (read more).

Forthcoming Events

Events and activities are programmed throughout this four-year research project. Information and updates on all events will be posted here in due course.