PaCCS Arts & Film Festival
PaCCS Fest seeks to create awareness of the conflict-related issues currently taking place in and beyond our borders.
About the festival
Between 19 and 29 April 2018, the Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security (PaCCS) festival will showcase conflict-related issues taking place globally.
This multi-arts event is aimed at film and art lovers who wish to explore the topics of migration, displacement, interculturalism, social barriers and integration through other eyes. Being held across a variety of popular venues in Bath, PaCCS Fest is the first festival of its kind ever organised in this picturesque UNESCO World Heritage City.
The festival will take people on a journey to explore the different spheres of social, cultural and political conflict through a collection of artistic manifestations, from film screenings and an outdoor photography installation to workshops, debate sessions and a visual arts exhibition.
One of the best way to understand the impact that conflict has on people around the world is to listen to the voices of those on the frontline of conflict and to examine the subjective experience and the psychological implications of migration, displacement and identity. The goal of the festival is to challenge the stereotypical representations of migrants and refugees we see in Western mainstream media and portray a realistic, yet more powerful, depiction of migration and displacement.
PaCCS Arts & Film Festival is co-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and developed under the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) in collaboration with the University of Bath.
Programme of events
Over the course of 11 days, the festival will feature a series of film screenings, workshops and exhibitions across Bath.
- In transit
- This is exile: diaries of child refugees
- Invisible mothers
- A Syrian love story
- Generation revolution
- Kids in camps
- How comics can shape the world by comic artist Ali Fitzgerald
- Following the wires by film lecturer Daniele Rugo and BBC producer Abi Weaver
- From the Calais jungle to the Cannes red carpet by award-winning artist Majid Adin and author Kate Evans
The festival is open to the general public between 10:00am on 19 April 2018 and 8:00pm on 29 April 2018.
The films are ticketed, while exhibitions and workshops are free to attend (booking is required).