Cancelled: City Screen York to host talk on Somalia after Captain Phillips

This event has now been cancelled // York Picturehouse has announced that it will be accompanying a screening of Paul Greengrass’ hit film ‘Captain Phillips’ with a Q+A with Kathryn […]

This event has now been cancelled // York Picturehouse has announced that it will be accompanying a screening of Paul Greengrass’ hit film ‘Captain Phillips’ with a Q+A with Kathryn Rzeszut, a Research Fellow at the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit at the University of York who has recently returned from Somalia and comes to talk about her experiences and take questions about them. This provides an insight in to the real situation in Somalia, and also grounds Greengrass’ film in reality. “As with all Hollywood movies, it is difficult to determine how much is fact and how much is a fictionalised account,” as Dave Taylor, the cinema’s marketing manager, says.

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“I’m pleased to be able to offer customers of City Screen the chance to learn more about the background to the conflict in Somalia, and first-hand information of how the country is faring at its attempts to emerge from years of civil war, sectarian conflict, and humanitarian crises” Taylor continues. Rzeszut adds that “piracy is often the first thing that comes to mind when Somalia is mentioned, but it is only one aspect of incredibly complex dynamics arising from years of conflict and weak governance”.

The screening is on Tuesday, November 5 at 6pm. Book tickets here or by calling 0871 902 5726

Sep Gohardani

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Sep is an avid film and music enthusiast who takes any opportunity to verbalise his often snobbish opinions to any unlucky soul who is near him. He was editor-in-chief of independent student newspaper The Student Review from 2013-14 and is an ardent writer of reviews and feature pieces.