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Fear and Film: The Politics of Horror. Watersprite Film Festival 2019

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The emotional power of film and television can be a forceful political tool: fear can be used for more than simply terrorising audiences, but to induce social commentary on anything from the race relations explored in 2017's Get Out, to the sinister impact of modern technology portrayed in Black Mirror.

Join us for a discussion of the horror genre in its broadest sense: the panel will explore the ways in which fear is theoretically and practically approached by filmmakers and what this says about ways we respond to and find purpose in visual culture in the modern day.

The panel will be chaired by Elaine Wong and we are delighted to be joined by Tom de VilleMatthew Holness and Jimmy Dean.