Cultural Program | Film screening Culture Lab Ballroom
Jul 06, 2023 19:00 - 21:00(Europe/London)
20230706T1900 20230706T2100 Europe/London Deconstructing the Construction of Memory through Film: "The Wolf Suit" screening and discussion

The Wolf Suit (2021) is a personal documentary that uses the process of filmmaking, reconstruction and editing as a metaphor for how we remember and construct stories of our lives. Filmmaker Sam Firth reconstructs scenes from her own childhood and her parents' marriage based on her parent's conflicting accounts and her own memories. The film takes us on a into the nature of memory, trauma, and denial by using drama and documentary techniques. Ultimately Sam is forced to confront the ways in which we all hear and construct the stories we want, and the film becomes a vehicle for coming to terms with unwanted aspects of the past. 

Sam Firth is a practicing filmmaker with an interest in both documentary and fiction. She has been making short films since 2009, and has had work screened in art galleries, at film festivals and on BBC iplayer. Many of her shorts have won awards internationally. Her films often explore our relationship with storytelling and the way our experiences are shaped by the narratives we construct, particularly when we record images. In 2022 she was awarded the inaugural BFI Chanel Filmmaker award for her first feature film The Wolf Suit.

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Culture Lab Ballroom MSA Conference Newcastle 2023 conference@memorystudiesassociation.org
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The Wolf Suit (2021) is a personal documentary that uses the process of filmmaking, reconstruction and editing as a metaphor for how we remember and construct stories of our lives. Filmmaker Sam Firth reconstructs scenes from her own childhood and her parents' marriage based on her parent's conflicting accounts and her own memories. The film takes us on a into the nature of memory, trauma, and denial by using drama and documentary techniques. Ultimately Sam is forced to confront the ways in which we all hear and construct the stories we want, and the film becomes a vehicle for coming to terms with unwanted aspects of the past. 

Sam Firth is a practicing filmmaker with an interest in both documentary and fiction. She has been making short films since 2009, and has had work screened in art galleries, at film festivals and on BBC iplayer. Many of her shorts have won awards internationally. Her films often explore our relationship with storytelling and the way our experiences are shaped by the narratives we construct, particularly when we record images. In 2022 she was awarded the inaugural BFI Chanel Filmmaker award for her first feature film The Wolf Suit.


Please book your free ticket for this event here: https://msa2023newcastle.dryfta.com/attendee-registration-tickets


Lecturer and Practitioner
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The university of the West of Scotland
Senior Lecturer in Film Practice
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Newcastle University
PhD Candidate
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Uni Marburg, Centre for Conflict Studies
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