[csaa-forum] Lord David Puttnam lecture: Culture and Technology ~ the new power couple ‘A Case History’

Lisa French lisa.french at rmit.edu.au
Wed Nov 14 08:28:30 ACST 2018

*Lord David Puttnam Lecture *(in person)

*Lecture title: **Culture and Technology: the new power couple **‘A Case

*Bookings (free - please share with your networks)*


*This Lecture:*

This lecture is the second of two presentations *titled Culture and
Technology, the New Power Couple*. Lord David Puttnam will be at RMIT in
person to deliver a ‘case history’ on this topic.

The case history centres on the forthcoming film Lord Puttnam has recently
had funded: ‘Arctic Thirty’.

*Lecture description:*

Tomorrow’s screen careers will be grounded in a whole new set of realities.

Today’s students will have to adjust to the demands of a rapidly evolving
screen industry in an increasingly unstable political and social

In this seminar David Puttnam will address these challenges through the
lens of his own history as producer, politician and environmentalist; and
the way all three roles have impacted the development of his forthcoming
film ‘Arctic Thirty’.

Having retired from the movie industry in 1998 he has spent the past twenty
years working in just about every aspect of the world of education.

Three years ago he obtained the rights to Ben Stewart’s book ‘Don’t Trust,
Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg’, a gripping account of the experience of a group of
Greenpeace activists in their attempt to stop the flow of Arctic oil.

Their actions and subsequent imprisonment in Russia are an extraordinary
story - and, in a world reeling from the findings of the most recent IPCC
Report, it’s proved sufficiently resonant to persuade David Puttnam out of
retirement and back behind the camera.”

*Presented by the Screen and Sound Research Group, RMIT School of Media and

*BIO: *Lord David Puttnam has worked in the international film industry
over more than three decades. He has achieved the highest accolades,
including 10 Academy Awards, 25 BAFTA Awards, a Palme d’Or from Cannes, and
10 Golden Globes. His film work includes: *The Mission*, *The Killing
Fields*, *Chariots of Fire*, *Midnight Express*, *Bugsy Malone *and *Local
Hero*.He is a member of the House of Lords where he pursues an active role
in a variety of areas, from educational and environmental issues to digital
skills. His extensive work in political arenas has brought him into the
world of education. Indeed, he is as well known for his passionate belief
in the moral and educative power of the moving image as he is for his
films. He is a tireless advocate for screen literacy and the serious study
of communication, culture and media.

Professor Lisa French


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