Exploring water through film: Lilith Archive X CESP

    Activity: EventsWorkshop


    "Water has many practical and symbolic meanings, across cultures, geographies and identities. Join us for the screening of several relevant short films around water, and a reflection on its personal and political significance."

    This workshop ran as part of the 2022 Brighton Fringe and was a collaboration between the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics (for which I am a PGR co-representative), and Lilith Archive, an archive of films around nature made by women and non-binary people.

    The workshop was guided by the question “what does water mean to you?”. The film selections involved a range of culturally and emotionally diverse ways of relating to, and living with, water. We chose this theme due to Brighton’s proximity to the sea, and increasing water insecurity and flood threats due to the climate crisis. Holding the event on ONCA's barge is quite fitting as it positions us closely with water.

    Activities of the workshop included time at the beginning for a group introduction, framed with our emotional connections to water. Then a few short film screenings interspersed with group reflections on the films, and a plenary discussion to end.

    The short films screened were:
    Summer Shade (2020)
    Dive Tierra Bomba Dive (2020)
    Sororelle (2019)
    Period21 May 2022
    Event typeWorkshop
    LocationBrightonShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionLocal


    • short film
    • water
    • workshop,