Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
© Martin Parr, Magnum Photos,
© Martin Parr, Magnum Photos,
2006 Screening

MARTIN PARR, ARLES 2004 & THINK OF ENGLAND

NFB CInema
150 John St

CANADIAN PREMIERE

MARTIN PARR, ARLES 2004

DIRECTED BY OLIVIER ETCHEVERRY; AU
NORD, AU SUD ET CIE

(FRANCE, 2005, 52 MIN)

Sponsored by the Service Culturel, Consulat
General de France, Toronto

Olivier etcheverry’s film chronicles
Martin Parr’s selection process as he
curates an exhibition of international
photography at the invitation of the
Arles Photography Festival. Parr’s candid
observations about his colleagues’ work
– including artists James Mollison, Chris
Killip, Neeta Mahadar, Kay Grannon,
Stephen Gill, Rinko Kawauchi, Ihei
Kimura, Raphael Dellaporte and Hans
Van der Meer – offer insight into his
own working methods and thought
processes.

CANADIAN PREMIERE

THINK OF ENGLAND

DIRECTED BY MARTIN PARR; MOSAIC
FILMS

(UK, 1999, 49 MIN)

Martin Parr trades photography for
video in this exploration of English
identity, travelling the country from
sunny beaches to rainy villages asking,
“What is Englishness?” Following a
return to labour rule, one young man is
hopeful about the future. A war veteran
refuses to travel abroad and wants to
rid the country of immigrants. British-
Pakistani kids playing cricket wrestle
with their cultural allegiances. In Parr’s
signature tongue-in-cheek style, Think
of England reveals casual prejudices
and conflicting attitudes, offering many
answers to an enduring question of
identity.

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