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Sustainability on Screen presents: BAIT (15)

Thu 01 Dec 2022


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Sustainability on Screen presents: BAIT (15)

Dir. Mark Jenkin
2019 | 89 mins | UK


  • Thu 1 Dec: 5pm

Sustainability on Screen is part of “Telling Stories: The Humanities in an Age of Planetary Agenda-Setting”, a project which explores how humanities research can engage with the opportunities and challenges posed by planetary agendas. We are particularly interested in investigating the significance of story-telling to agenda-setting, both because stories serve to naturalise certain ways of thinking about and acting in the world, and because they can invite and inspire meaningful social and cultural engagement and action.

We are delighted to introduce our film series and the project with a screening of Bait, a story about Martin, a fisherman without a boat since his brother Steven re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour. The film explores small scale fishing, rural life and deprivation, and social justice.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr Benedict Morrison, Lecturer in Literature and Film, academics from the Exeter Marine network, and local community members.

Everyone is welcome to join us for refreshments after the discussion (included in the ticket price).

The film series is organised by Dr Ina Linge, Dr Virginia Thomas and Professor Paul Young and is part of a collaborative project between the University of Exeter and the University of British Columbia supported by a UBC Okanagan-Exeter Excellence Catalyst Grant and the Exeter Animal Studies Reading Group. For more information visit our website.


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