Nahemi enjoyed another lively and well attended gathering for Talking Shop at the BFI Southbank on the 9th July. Informative and provocative presentations by Mark Carey for the Northern Film School, Charis Coke and Joe Sudlow from UCA Farnham Film School and Chris Hall from Sheffield Hallam challenged us to consider not only how and what we teach but also the implications of constantly changing technologies and the carbon footprint of film making.
Paul Gerhardt, Head of Education at the BFI, gave us an insight into the many strands of the BFI’s current ambitions and inspired us all to think of issues of cultural inclusivity and ways and means to encourage the teaching of film literacy. Alistair Oldham from UWE gave a presentation on reportage as drawing in his project with illustrators inspired by Topolski and Alan Bernstein from the LFS gave us pause for thought in how we create a shared basis for discussion with students and imagine the viewer of their projects together.
It gave us all a chance to reflect on the past year and our own questions about who, what, why and how we teach filmmaking. We now look forward to the year ahead and plans for future developments in the Nahemi calendar.
Wishing you all a happy and restorative Summer break
Chair of Nahemi