Seminar series: ‘(Animation) Practice makes perfect’ – Ellie Land

Wednesday 17th March, 4-5pm, Ellie Land presents an overview of her award winning film Bathroom Priviledges.

Three stories of denied access and exclusion, bringing to light society’s views on disability, gender and race in the most intimate spaces. Establishing the public bathroom as a stimulus for investigation, the politics of sharing are examined through the re-imagined bathroom in 2D animation. Bathroom Privileges is an animated documentary co-directed by Ellie Land and Social Worker Rupert Williams and funded by BFI Doc Society. The practice-based research involved a multi-layered approach, including peer interviews, co-creation and animated re-enactment. Bathroom Privileges won the AHRC Research in Film Award (Animation) 2020.

Ellie Land is an award-winning animation Director, Educator, and Researcher. Her films are renowned for using emotive storytelling with compelling design. Her most recent work includes working with Iain Cunningham on his multi award-winning debut feature film Irene’s Ghost and BFI funded documentary Bathroom Privileges, made with Rupert Williams and currently screening at festivals worldwide. Ellie is the co–founder of and is the Programme Leader for Animation at Northumbria University.

Free online event, all welcome – registration required via Eventbrite: here.



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