US Studies Centre and University of Sydney film experts took centre stage at the Sydney Film Festival in a dedicated Micro-Talk session Upstairs in The Hub. This very popular session featured four leading film academics, each presenting short and informative 15-minute talks followed by a Q&A.

Panelists included:

  • Dr Rodney Taveira on racism and the legacy of Hollywood's first blockbuster, The Birth of A Nation.
  • Dr Bruce Isaacs on the future of film
  • Professor Sahar Amer on Arab cinema
  • Professor Peter Hiscock on the archaeologist as the anti-hero in cinema