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Truth Hits Everybody
6.30pm, 4th July, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Rich Pickings teamed up with London Short Film Festival to present an event exploring philosophical themes through short film and discussion. The event was be held as part of the Looking In, Looking Out Festival of Philosophy and Film at Conway Hall.
This diverse programme of short films cherry-picked from the 2012 London Short Film Festival offered a philosophical smorgasbord of ideas from the gently thought provoking to the alarmingly mind-bending. Alongside the films was discussion with some of the filmmakers and with Scott Biagi, a philosophy teacher at the City Lit and Anglia Ruskin University. You can read filmmaker Loius Hudson’s account of the event here.
ALL CONSUMING LOVE [MAN IN A CAT] Dir. Louis Hudson
JOURNEY ON A BUS Dir. Naren Wilks
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Dir. Carlo Ortu
NOT NOW PET Dir John Jencks
REVELATIONS Dir Matthew Doherty
SUMMIT Dir. Medeni Griffiths
THE THINGS I THINK ABOUT Dir. Geoffrey Taylor
After studying philosophy, Scott did an MA in electroacoustic music and then taught in Russia and in Japan, where he developed a keen interest in elements of sociology and anthropology: “our everyday practices and what we find too obvious and ordinary to be worth talking about”. This led him back to a PhD in philosophy. Scott likes questions about how people use what they routinely do and what they take for granted to understand themselves.
Full Looking In Looking Out: A Festival of Philosophy & Film (27 June – 5 July) programme here.