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Communiqué '08: Making The Secret World

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  • Tue 23 Sep ’08, 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Level 3 exhibition studio Architecture and Pl, 26 Symonds Street, Auckland

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  • Free Admission

This presentation will discuss the making of The Secret World, following the film's premiere in Ramallah in September 2008. As an adaptation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies set in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the production of this film posed several ethical, cultural and strategic dilemmas. What are the moral requirements of directing child actors in a politically traumatised environment? How does the story of Lord of the Flies relate (and not relate) to the social and cultural history of the Palestinian people? How does one actually direct a fiction film in the context of foreign military interference? Writer/director of The Secret World Nicholas Rowe will reflect upon how these issues guided the artistic values of the project.

Nicholas Rowe is a graduate of the Australian Ballet School and has a PhD in Dance Studies from the London Contemporary Dance School. Between 2000 and 2008, Nicholas lived and worked in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, directing community arts education programs and local artistic interventions. His publications include Art, during siege: a performing arts manual for traumatised communities (2003) and Raising dust: a history of dance and social change in Palestine (forthcoming). He is currently a senior lecturer in dance at The University of Auckland.

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