Events

Film Screening: The Destruction of Memory

Summary

Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This is the story of those trying to protect, salvage and rebuild.

Start Date

1st Jun 2017 6:00pm

End Date

1st Jun 2017 7:00pm

Venue

Centenary Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Crescent, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

NO RSVP REQUIRED. Enquiries: E. ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au;T. 6226 1832

Professor Hamidovic in front of Stari Most

Join us for a screening of the documentary and a Q&A session with writer, director and producer Tim Slade.

Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over - it's been steadily increasing. 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. Legislation and policy have played a role, but heroic individuals have fought back, risking and losing their lives to protect not just other human beings, but our cultural identity. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory tells the whole story.

This free event is presented by the Institute for the Study of Social Change and the schools of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania.