This talk presented by Dr. Alastair Cole (Lecturer, Newcastle University) will reflect on the creative documentary film-based research project 'Colours of the Alphabet' (2016), an 80-minute
observational documentary focused on the global challenge of the lack of mother-tongue primary education and the continued encroachment of an Anglo-Saxon monoculture in Zambia. View the project here: www.coloursofthealphabet.com and facebook.com/ColoursOfTheAlphabetFilm/
Bio: Alastair Cole, Lecturer in Film Practice at Newcastle University, UK. He is a documentary filmmaker and practice based researcher, with his current work focusing on inquiries situated within linguistic anthropology, social linguistics, multilingualism, and language rights, as well as elements of documentary film practice, including subtitling, translation and editing. His latest feature documentary film, Colours of the Alphabet (2016), premiered at the 2016 Glasgow Film Festival, as well as screening at over 30 other film festivals internationally to date, and in 2018 was released across Africa in 30 languages. His previous films
have screened at festivals around the world, including twice at Cannes Critics Week, and have been broadcast in 26
You can see more about Alastair's work at www.tonguetiedfilms.co.uk and find him on Twitter at @TongueTiedFilms.