Who's Watching Who? Theatre and Surveillance in East Germany, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Friday, 16. November 2018

What light does the history of censorship and surveillance in East Germany shed on contemporary debates about privacy and freedom of expression? We explore these questions through a screening of Writing Ensemble, a documentary film by Susan Kemp. The film follows award-winning playwright Peter Arnott as he investigates the history of East German theatre censorship and uses it to create his new play Ensemble. Accompanied by additional film shorts offering rare insights into life in the vanished East German state.
The event will be introduced by Professor Laura Bradley from the University of Edinburgh, whose archive research provided the basis for the project. It will be followed by a short post-screening discussion featuring the film maker Susan Kemp.
This event is part of Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities, and is funded by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
For further information on Writing Ensemble, visit .

Friday, 16. November 2018, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Who's Watching Who? Theatre and Surveillance in East Germany

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