The next Cardiff sciSCREEN event will be a screening of the The Hurt Locker at 6pm, Thursday 27th May 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre.
Directed by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker follows the members of an elite US bomb-disposal team. After the film there will be a wine reception and panel discussion in 'media point' (upstairs). The panel discussion will involve a former military psychiatrist, a philosopher, a naval officer, a historian of ’shell shock’, and an expert on representations of war. The discussion will use this film to explore the realities of contemporary military work and the stresses of danger and the unknown. Themes covered will include the psychological impact of conflict, the allure of war and the boundaries between bravery and recklessness.
The speakers are: Prof. Jonathan Bisson (Dept. of Psychological Medicine and Neurology), Dr Jonathan Webber (School of English, Communication and Philosophy), Dr Tracey Loughran (School of History and Archaeology), Dr David Machin (School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies) and Lt. Felix Carman.
*This event is sponsored by the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics.