THE HOST

With Dir. Miranda Pennell

1100 - 1300 Sunday 31st July 2016

While investigating her late parents’ involvement with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now known as BP) filmmaker Miranda Pennell comes across the letters of a petroleum geologist in Iran in the 1930’s, who later embarked on a search for the origins of civilization. The film sets out on its own exploration to decipher signs from fragmented images buried in the BP archive. This journey through images of the past interweaves stories drawn from personal memory and from the records of an imperial history, gradually building a picture of a 20th century colonial encounter. The Host is about the stories we tell about ourselves and others, the facts and fictions we live by – and their consequences.