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Letters from Baghdad

with Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell

July 12, 2019
Friday at 8pm

University of York, Vanburgh College, York YO10 5DD

ASTENE CONFERENCE 2019, July 12–15
Letters from Baghdad, Directed by Zeva Oelbaum
David Barchard will introduce the documentary, and there will be time for discussion afterwards.

For both those with an abiding interest in and awareness of the epic period during which the life of this remarkable woman unfolded, as well as those who would like a glimpse of and introduction to such, this is a superb documentary; not only historically compelling, but a piece of artistry. Even were the portrayal of the life and accomplishments of Bell not so fascinating, the period archival moving picture footage around and upon which the narrative is based, is alone worth viewing.

David Barchard is the guest speaker 11am on Saturday 13 July: For and Against: British Observers and Ottoman Turkey in the nineteenth century.

CORNUCOPIA will be at the conference Book Fair with the latest issue of the magazine and an array of relevant books.

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