Beeban Kidron's film speech discusses how watching movies have the power to structure and shape human identity, memories and essentially their own narrative. Kidron tells the audience that humans strive to create their own identity and structure it in some kind of narrative form. She continues to make her point by showing us how we used to tell history and truths through parables and fables and problematize the fragmented reality we live in and the struggles in finding a commonality of experience.
Kidron's speech discusses the importance of movies as the 20th century's most influential art form. She goes onto to say how they take on the significance of the story as king of global media.
In response to this problem, Kidron has set up a film club in 2006, an organization that aims to run weekly film screenings with discussions after the movie in order to deliver meaning into the fragmented world.
Beeban Kidron Keynotes
England born Beeban Kidron is known for her speeches on promoting the study of film as a way to...
Kidron's Film Speech Discusses How Movies Shape Human Narrative