Pecha Kucha Birmingham vol 13
Wednesday 20th April 2016
A record 10 people shared their ideas and stories to a full and receptive audience. Here’s their talks and a bit about them:
Dawinder Bansal grew up in her dad’s Black Country shop, Bansal Electrical, which rented VHS videos to the 1980s immigrant community. When he died the whole shop was put in storage and Dawinder is now exploring the stock, the cultural importance of these Asian video stores and revisiting the stories from that time. Twitter
Danielle Blackburn is fascinated by adaptations in film and drama. Where do you strike that balance between staying ‘faithful’ to the original, and evolving it through a creative license? Twitter
David Thompson teaches education studies and popular culture, so naturally his talk is on teachers in film, from Educating Rita to The History Boys to Carry On Teacher! What can teachers learn from these teachers? Twitter
Matthew Carter from the Black Country Cinema collective takes a subjective look at the unlikely and downright bizarre connections between the Hong Kong New Wave and Birmingham, based on stories from Hong Kong-British Brummies and the fragmented rumours and stories picked up over the years. Website | Twitter.