Interview: Dr Carmen Herrero, Co-Director of FILTA

Interview: Dr Carmen Herrero, Co-Director of FILTA

If I could turn back the hands of time I may consider choosing different subjects when I was in high school. Although I am happy with the decisions I did make and where I've ended up now, having a legitimate reason to watch films and be rewarded with grades or opportunities to hone my film-making skills still sounds oh-so appealing to me. When I attended the screening of The Golden Dream a while back and sat in on the Q&A session with its director, I came to realise that some most of the folks in the audience were teachers/lecturers who used films to help educate their students. After allowing the sting of only watching videos about health and safety disasters like Bhopal or Beryl Alpha when I was at uni to ebb away, I begin to ponder what criteria should a film meet for it to be deemed educational. Little did I know that the lovely lady that was sat behind me and asked what I did for a living - after I plucked up the courage to whip out my big girl camera to cover the session - was the person to answer my budding questions.

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