In Conversation with Emer Reynolds

Emer Reynolds

Emer Reynolds


On Friday, 22 March 2019, 6 – 7:30pm TCD will host anin conversation’ event with Emer Reynolds, writer and director of The Farthest (2017) chaired by Prof Ruth Barton(TCD) co-organised by Trinity School of Creative Arts and CONNECT.

Award-winning editor, writer and documentary director, Emer Reynolds, will discuss her acclaimed film,The Farthest  with Associate Professor in Film Studies, Ruth Barton, and CONNECT Principal Investigator, Marco Ruffini, in the Long Room Hub on Friday March 22, at 6pm.

The Farthest tells the inspiring story of Nasa’sVoyager space probes in the words of the men and women who designed and built the spacecraft. Interspersed with extraordinary imagery from the journey through space,The Farthest played at festivals worldwide, culminating in winning an Emmy in the category of ‘Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary’ in 2018. A celebration of the possibilities of scientific vision and of the humanity of those behind these experiments, including the creators of the ‘golden record’ made to enlighten possible alien encounters about life on earth,The Farthest is a testament to the potential of the human imagination.

Register here 
The interview will include sequences from The Farthest alongside a discussion of the film.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)


Symposium on South Asian Film and Visual Culture

Presented by the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, DIT and South Asia Initiative, TCD and in association with the Indian Film Festival of Ireland; the Symposium on South Asian Film and Visual Culture with take place 11th May 2011, 9:30am–6pm at J.M. Synge Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.


The symposium will present current work addressing questions of identity, language, ethnicity, and gender along with the visual histories and cultures of South Asia through a multi-pronged approach:


1. Identifying new developments and trends in Indian cinema and their significance from a wider socio-cultural perspective;


2. Examining how ‘difference’ functions through South Asian cinematic, media and visual cultures in diasporic and transnational contexts;


3. Addressing debates around mainstreaming vs ‘ethnic media’ as relevant to the media and cultural industries in Western societies.


4. Showcasing select examples of community-based filmmaking as well as independent filmmaking from India and South Asian communities in the UK


The day-long event is programmed as a combination of paper presentations, film screenings, and round table discussions, along with built-in scope for discussions with filmmakers, film and cultural theorists, visual artists and curators, scriptwriters, and music composers.


Attendance is free but it is essential to register interest. Further details are available online at