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.