Timothy P. A. Cooper


Timothy P. A. Cooper is an anthropologist and ethnographic filmmaker studying religion, ethics, and popular media in contemporary Pakistan. He is a Research Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and an affiliated member of the Max Planck-Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy, and Social Change.

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021


Vindhya Buthpitiya & Timothy P. A. Cooper, Scratches on Celluloid, 2018
In the rapidly changing urban landscapes of Jaffna and Lahore, the social and public space of cinema halls are recognisable for their longevity and resilience amid insurgency, war, and infrastructural breakdown. Scratches on Celluloid explores such urban cinemas as symbols of state-enforced amnesia and collective attempts to remember.