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Coeliac event for teenagers is genius !

Short film is screened at Cannes

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LECTURER FROM QMU has won a prestigious short film award and has had his film screened at Cannes .
Walid Salhab , Lecturer in Media Practice , has just gained a Best Short award in the prestigious ‘ Best Shorts Competition ’ based in California . His film was then premiered at the Artisan Festival International ( World Cinema Festival ) at the Festival de Cannes . In August , it will also be screened in The Hamptons , New York .
Walid ’ s film ‘ Bra-et Al Rouh ’ ( Innocence of the Spirit ) raises awareness of Palestinian refugees by using the theme of homelessness . This theme highlights the parallels between the Middle East and Western people in a way that refrains from being politicised .
Walid Salhab talks about the film : “ It ’ s a low budget film which I shot during Edinburgh ’ s International Festival , using the festival acts as a background for the story . My filmmaking is the basis for my own on going research . It allows me to explore the use of new technology in filming and editing techniques which I can then feedback into my teaching .”
The film ’ s main star is a six year old Palestinian girl and it is through her eyes that the story unfolds . The girl is drawn to help a man on the street who is deep in despair . By showing him a small act of kindness , life seems all the brighter . His life now has new hope .
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Walid Salhab
Walid said : “ It ’ s amazing that a short film which cost literally nothing to make , seems to be gaining recognition world-wide . It ’ s a great success story for the University - the crew was mainly made up of QMU film graduates . Also , the music running throughout the film was gifted by singer , Marie Campbell , who continues to be a great friend to QMU .”
Walid concluded : “ It ’ s going to be a very busy summer . I anticipate that the contacts that I make at the festivals and the additional experience of the industry will bring significant benefits to future QMU film and media students .”
In a letter to Walid which confirmed his success in the Best Short Competition , Thomas Baker , the Competition ’ s Chairperson , said : “ You can be justifiably proud of winning Best Shorts honors . The judging standards are high and winning means the craft and creativity exhibited by your entry is outstanding and stands above other productions .”

QMU HOSTED a gluten free cooking day for teenagers newly diagnosed with coeliac disease .

The aim of the event , which took place in May , was to help teenagers who had recently been diagnosed with the condition . Youngsters had the opportunity to share ideas and develop practical skills in preparing gluten-free dishes to help them with day-to-day dietary compliance .
The event involved QMU ’ s nutrition and dietetics researchers , medical and dietetic clinicians from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children ( RHSC ), the charity Coeliac UK and Genius , specialist producers of gluten-free foods .
Dr Elaine Bannerman , Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at QMU , explained : “ A diagnosis of coeliac disease means significant changes have to be made to the diet . Very quickly people need to adapt what they eat to be gluten-free . This includes being able to identify gluten-free products to buy ( natural and specialist ), close scrutiny of food labels and consideration to the way food is prepared to prevent cross contamination . Learning to prepare and cook meals from scratch , which are gluten-free , gives more scope and choice within the diet . This event presented an excellent opportunity for young people to develop fundamental life skills , to access expert advice and meet peers with coeliac disease .”
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne , Founder of Genius and a professionally-trained chef , demonstrated a number of basic glutenfree recipes which involved a range of different food preparation skills . These included tomato and cheese sauces , meatballs , fishcakes and a cake , all of which could be adapted to create different meals . Following the inspiring demonstrations , the teenagers then went on to bake their own glutenfree cake . Participants also had the chance to ask questions of the specialists from RHSC and Coeliac UK .
This event links closely with current research being carried out by Dr Elaine Bannerman and Lois White , registered nutritionist and QMU PhD student , in collaboration with Dr Peter Gillett of RHSC . The project looks at compliance with a glutenfree diet and health related quality of life of teenagers in Scotland .

DATES for your diary

Event : Undergraduate Open Days When : Thursday 6th September and Saturday
6th October 2012 Time : 11am – 3pm Where : QMU , Queen Margaret University Drive ,
Musselburgh , East Lothian , EH21 6UU
Event : Postgraduate Open Evenings When : Wednesday 28th November 2012 and
Wednesday 24th April 2013 Time : 5.30pm – 7.30pm Where : QMU , Queen Margaret University Drive ,
Musselburgh , East Lothian , EH21 6UU
Coeliac event for teenagers is genius! Q MU HOSTED a gluten free cooking day for teenagers newly diagnosed with coeliac disease. Short film is screened at Cannes A LECTURER FROM QMU has won a prestigious short film award and has had his film screened at Cannes. Walid Salhab, Lecturer in Media Practice, has just gained a Best Short award in the prestigious ‘Best Shorts Competition’ based in California. His film was then premiered at the Artisan Festival International (World Cinema Festival) at the Festival de Cannes. In August, it will also be screened in The Hamptons, New York. Walid’s film ‘Bra-et Al Rouh’ (Innocence of the Spirit) raises a w a re n e s s o f P a l e s t i n i a n refugees by using the theme of homelessness. This theme highlights the parallels between the Middle East and Western people in a way that refrains from being politicised. Walid Salhab talks about the film: “It’s a low budget film which I shot during Edinburgh’s International Festival, using the festival acts as a background for the story. My film- making is the basis for my own on going research. It allows me to explore the use of new technology in filming and editing techniques which I can then feedback into my teaching.” The film’s main star is a six year old Palestinian girl and it is through her eyes that the story unfolds. The girl is drawn to help a man on the street who is deep in despair. By showing him a small act of kindness, life seems all the brighter. His life now has new hope. Association 28 Graduate QMYOU / Latest News Walid said: “It’s amazing that a short film which cost literally nothing to make, seems to be gaining recognition world-wide. It’s a great success story for the University - the crew was mainly made up of QMU film graduates. Also, the music running throughout the film was gifted by singer, Marie Campbell, who continues to be a great friend to QMU.” Walid concluded: “It’s going to be a very busy summer. I anticipate that the contacts that I make at the festivals and the additional experience of the industry will bring significant benefits to future QMU film and media students.” In a letter to Walid which confirmed his success in the Best Short Competition, Q́ Ȱ)ѡ ѥѥé ͽ)ͅ胊qeԁѥɽՐ)ݥ ЁḾ̸)QՑхɑ́ɔ)ݥ́ѡɅЁ)ɕѥ٥䁕ᡥѕȁ)́хх́ٔ)ѡȁɽՍѥ̻t)Qѡٕа)ݡѽ5)݅́Ѽѕ)ݡɕѱ䁉)͕ݥѠѡ)ѥeչѕ)ѡչѼ)͡ɔٕ́)Ʌѥͭ́ɕɥ)ѕɕ́͡Ѽ)ѡݥѠѼ)х䁍)QٕЁٽٕ)E5Wéɥѥ)ѕѥ́ɕ͕ɍ̰)ѕѥ)́ɽѡI兰)!хȁM ɕ(I!M ѡɥ )U,̰)ɽՍ́ѕɕ)̸)ȁ ɵ)Mȁ1ɕȁ9ɥѥ)ѕѥ́ЁE5T)胊qͥ)͕͔)ͥЁ́ٔ)ѼѼѡи)Yե)ѼЁݡЁѡ䁕)ѼѕɕQ)Ց́)Ѽѥ䁝ѕɕ)ɽՍ́Ѽ䀡Ʌ)Ф͔)͍ѥ䁽́)ͥɅѥѼѡ݅)́ɕɕѼɕٕ)ɽ́хѥ)1ɹѼɕɔ)́ɽ͍Ʌэ)ݡɔѕɕ)ٕ́ɔ͍)ݥѡѡи)Qٕ́Ёɕ͕ѕ)ፕЁչ䁙)չѼٕ)չх̰ͭѼ)́Ё٥)Ё́ݥѠ)͕͔t)1Ս Սɑ幔)չȁ́)ɽͥɅ)Ʌѕ)յȁͥѕ)ɕɕ́ݡٽٕ)ɅɕЁ)ɕɅѥ̸ͭQ͔)ՑѽѼ)͔ͅՍ̰щ̰)́͡)ݡձѕ)ѼɕєɕЁ̸)ݥѡɥ)Ʌѥ̰ѡ)ѕ́ѡݕЁ)Ѽѡȁݸѕ)ɕAѥ)ͼѡѼͬ)Օѥ́ѡ)ɽI!M )U,)Qٕ́Ё͕́)ݥѠɕЁɕ͕ɍ)ɥЁȁ) ɵ1́]є)ɕѕɕɥѥ)E5TAՑа)ɅѥݥѠ)AѕȁЁI!M )QɽЁ́)ݥѠѕ)ɕЁѠɕѕ)Յ䁽ѕ)Mѱ)QLȁȁ)ٕT(ɝɅՅє=)]Q͑ѠMѕȁMɑ($(Ѡ=ѽȀ)Q$ŅL)]ɔD(5TEՕ5ɝɕЁUٕͥɥٔ)5͕ɝЁ1ѡ ĀUT)ٕ$AѝɅՅє=ٕ)]%]͑Ѡ9ٕȀȁ$(%]͑Ѡɥ)Q$ԸLܸ)]ɔD(5TEՕ5ɝɕЁUٕͥɥٔ)5͕ɝЁ1ѡ ĀUT