AboutPennell's Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed, narrates the 1908 memoirs of Theodore Leighton Pennell, Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier. The film work is entirely constructed from period still photographs forensically examined and probed by Pennell's camera to reveal the beauty and charm of Army life on the North West frontier of British India, whilst the Afghans, who occupy the shadowy nitrate background, observe yet another colonial misadventure.
Miranda Pennell recently screened work at the Glasgow Short Film Festival, the Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Germany, the London Film Festival and was awarded Best International Film/Video 2011, at the Courtisane Festival of Film, Ghent. She was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.
After the screenings there will be a round table discussion with the artist, the curator Mark Jackson and the artist Gordon Shrigley, founder of Filmarmalade.
Throughout 2012 IMT Gallery will be screening the following artists film and video works published by Filmarmalade: Miranda Pennell, Adam Roberts, Francisca Benitez and Luciano Zubillaga
Filmarmalade is an artist run project established by the artist Gordon Shrigley to publish on DVD selected artists' films and video works, so as to encourage a wider access to the moving image and to allow a greater understanding, through specially commissioned interviews