Monday 12 January 2015

Iron Age Mirror

The Oxfordshire Mirror 
Sharon Woodward – WoodwardMedia

More Than Just A Mirror
Short documentary
made with
The Oxfordshire Museum & Museum Resource Centre

 Museum team with the star

Winner of 1st Place category in Non-Fiction   
Aahān 2016 International Short Film Event, Mumbai, India

Project of the Oxfordshire Museum (Archaeology) Service in partnership with Oxford University Research Laboratory for Archaeology 
Sarah Prepares Mirror for sampling

 Dr Peter Northover sampling the Mirror

More Than Just A Mirror
 A 2000 year old decorated Iron Age Mirror was found in Oxfordshire, UK. This film documents sampling and research, and considers the significance of this enigmatic object.

Hair thin saw in use

Dr Peter Northover and David Moon (Curator of Archaeology)

2017 (December  20th - 25th) 17th International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidaso

2017 (March 21st - 25th) The Nyon International Festival of Archaeological Films  (Dixième Festival International du Film d’Archéologie de Nyon du 21 au 25 mars 2017)  
Every two years, the Roman Museum organizes the Nyon International Festival of Archaeological Films.

2016 (September 10th)  Portobello Film Festival, 130 Ladbroke Grove, London UK

2016 (June 30th shown with Unearthing the Anglo Saxons) Archaeology Night, Earth Trust Centre, Oxford 

2016 (June 11th) The Nottingham Film Festival, Hothouse Theatre, Broadwalk, Basford,Nottingham

2016 (May 12th) The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, Eugene, Oregon, USA

2016 (May 5th) Oxford Brookes University, Documentary Club, Oxford Filmmakers Night, JHB, Lecturer Theatre, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane Site. 


2016 (April 19th - 24th) 51st International Festival of Science Documentary Films Academia Film Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic

2016  Aahān 2016 International Short Film Event, SVKM Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2015 (December 17th - 23rd) Athens International Digital Film Festival, 28is Oktovriou, Athina, Greece

2015 (October) -  Broadcast  The Community Channel UK
Freeview 63, Sky 536, Virgin 233, Freesat 651

2015 (October 20th  -24th) -  Tangier International Film Festival, Cine Roxy, Tangier, Morocco.

2015 (September) - Cornerstone, Didcot, Oxford UK
With a talk from: Dr Peter Northover and Professor Chris Gosden (titles ‘The Didcot Mirror and The Puzzles of British Celtic Art’)

2015 (August) - The Archaeology Channel USA 
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The Archaeology Channel - Strata - August 2015  
Broadcast Augusts edition - shown on web channel and on cable across Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virgina, Washington and Wisconsin
Lesson Plans (Lesson Plan 2 Iron Age Mirror) 

Watch film from links below:
More Than Just A Mirror - Subtitled youtube 
More Than Just A Mirror (no subtitles) youtube 
More Than Just A Mirror (Subtitles) vimeo 
More Than Just A Mirror (no Subtitles) vimeo 

Prep mirror for samples to be taken

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For more information on production work see Sharon Woodward: