Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called "the female Lawrence of Arabia" was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. Voiced and executive produced by Tilda Swinton, the film chronicles Bell"s journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and all-male halls of colonial power with never-seen-before archival footage of the region shot a century ago. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current.
DocDays screening: The film will be followed by a panel discussion including Paul Hilder and Joan Porter MacIver, hosted by Birds Eye View.Birds Eye View advocates and elevates the female perspective in film "through action! not just words". All welcome! Thursday 27 April 6.25pm, Curzon Soho.
With thanks to Verve Pictures.