Winner of the First place podium, under the category 'Non Fiction' at Aahān 2016's International Short Film Event, Mumbai, India
A 2000 year old decorated Iron Age mirror was found by a metal detectorist in South Oxfordshire, UK, in 2006.
This film documents a museum project to take metallurgical samples for research into the mirror’s origins and its possible relationship to a second mirror found 40 miles away.
The film also considers the wider significance of this enigmatic object, and its possible role in ritual or magical beliefs of the ancient Britons who made it.
The film features interviews with David Moon, Curator of Archaeology, Oxfordshire Museums Services. Dr Peter Northover, Metallurgy and Archaeology and Miranda Aldhouse-Green, Professor of Archaeology, Cardiff University.
To read interview about the Mirror see blog :
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 (Sept 10th) Portobello International Film Festival, London UK
2016 (June 30th) (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 (Winner of the First place podium, under the category 'Non Fiction')
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 - 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