• A Conference on the Contemporary Contexts and Possibilities of the Documentary

¡Documentary Now! 2018 Programme

Has Documentary Failed? A Documentary Now! Event   THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT   December 15th 2018, 1-5pm Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD Documentary has often been lauded for its ability to educate, transform, provoke, and mobilise. High cultural value and social responsibilities have … Continue reading

Documentary Now! 2018: Call for Provocations

Documentary has often been lauded for its ability to educate, transform, provoke, and mobilise. High cultural value and social responsibilities have been attached to documentary film and television because of its supposed real-world impact. However, with a few notable exceptions, history has shown that this promise hasn’t been achieved as hoped. Equally, methods that might have been effective in the past, may … Continue reading

Documentary Now 2013 Ends with a Bang!

The Closing Roundtable on Perpetrator Cinema proved to be as provocative and engaging as hoped with extraordinary contributions from Deirdre Boyle (New School for Social Research, NY) and Joram Ten Brink (University of Westminster), and really challenging contributions from the audience. Then we topped it off with a book launch for Killer Images (eds Joram … Continue reading

¡Documentary Now! 2013 Full Programme

To access the complete programme, including abstracts: Documentary Now 2013 Complete Programme. Feel free to download the pdf.

¡Documentary Now! 2013 Participant Bios

¡Documentary Now! 2013 Bios

Conference Map and Hospitality Information

Download this document and you’ll have all the information you need to find the conference and just as importantly, to find the best places nearby to eat: Documentary Now Hospitality

Killer Images Book Launch

¡Documentary Now! and The International  Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film- DocWest –  at the University of Westminster  invite you to the BOOK LAUNCH  of KILLER IMAGES:  Documentary Film, Memory and the Performance of Violence published by Wallflower Press, UK Cinema has long shaped not only how mass violence is perceived but also how it … Continue reading

¡Documentary Now! 2013 Programme Announced

This year’s Documentary Now has three main strands: Malleability; Surveillance and/as Documentary, and; Enter the Perpetrator. There are three dynamic panels addressing the question of the malleability of the documentary, an opening plenary graced with two of documentary studies’ greatest thinkers devoted to the theme of surveillance, and a screening and closing roundtable discussion on … Continue reading

Big Thanks

A big thank you to all who participated in ¡Documentary Now! 2012. Please leave your comments here.

2012 Abstracts

Abstracts from 2012 programme can be viewed and downloaded here.