Programme 2012

¡Documentary Now! 2012

Wednesday 20 June, Day 1

9 – 9.30 Registration/Coffee 

9.30 – 11.30 Panel 1: Plenary 

Brian Winston, ‘What must we film now?’
Holly Aylett, In the Spirit of Marc Karlin
Tony Dowmunt, ‘Satellite Shitstorm’: tradition, invention and intervention in central Australian indigenous media
Haim Bresheeth, London is Burning… again!
Chair: Michael Chanan

Venue: Roberts Building G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre

11.30 -1.00

Panel 2A: Politics and Aesthetics: Filmmakers’ Practices 

Sue Clayton, “The Road Home” and the Road to Political Change
Jill Daniels, Trauma and Silence: Strategies of Mediating Trauma and Silence in the aftermath of Civil War.
Holly Giesman, Eating Cultures: Documentary film and the Authentic National Restaurant
Chair: Holly Aylett

Venue: 25 Gordon Street E28 ,Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre

Panel 2B: Actualising the Self 

Tianqi Yu, Producing the “Public Self”: First Person Action Documentary Practice
Blackmore, “Collecting the Self: The YouTube Haul Video and Personal Documentary
Brenda Hollweg, “Real Possibilities: the Ethics and Aesthetics of Falsified Truths in Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman and Solomon’s Clara B.
Chair: Tony Dowmunt 

Venue: Medawar G01 Lankester LT

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch break

2.00 – 4

Panel 3A:  Fact, Fiction, Farce

Gali Gold,  Staging Testimonies: the ‘Making’ of Facts about the Israeli Occupation in Palestine
Florian Mundhenke, The ‘Revolution’ from Bottom Up – The Grassroots Approach of Docu-Comedies
Nina Mickwitz, “Frozen Frames: Representing the Real in Documentary Comics”
Chair: Haim Bresheeth

Venue: 25 Gordon Street E28, Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre

Panel 3B: Aesthetics of Memory and Absence

Tim Schawb, “Palestinian Cinema and the Politics of Absence:  2 Case Studies”
Marietta Kesting, “The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Visualising Deportation”
Dennis Rothermel, “The Power of Reenactment in Quasi and Semi-documentary Films of Revolt
Chair: Alisa Lebow

Venue: Medawar G01 Lankester LT

4 – 4.30 Break 

4.30 – 6

Panel 4A: Documentary Data 

Jon Dovey and Mandy Rose, “Documentary, Montage, and the Sea of Data
Shmulik Duvdevani, “’Life in a Day/ Day in a Life’” The Crowd Sourced Documentary and the Observational Mode
Agnieszka Swiefka-Chwatek, “Real Fiction: Negotiating Reality in Interactive Documentary Films
Chair: Brian Winston

Venue: 25 Gordon Street E28, Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre

Panel 4B: (20) The Mobile Revolution 

Sylvie Prasad, “Documenting the Self: Mobile Phone Technology, Sociability and Belonging
Eloise Villez, “From Eyes, to Hand, to Memory”
Max Schleser, “From ‘Script to Screen’ to ‘Shoot n Share’
Chair: Michael Chanan

Venue: Medawar G01 Lankester LT

Evening event

7.30 Screening  Tahrir 2011: The Good, The Bad, The Politician
(Tamer Ezzat, Aytan Amin, Amr Salama, 90 min, Egypt, 2011) The screening will be followed by a Q+A with filmmaker, Amr Salama

Venue: Darwin Theatre

Thursday 21 June, Day 2

9.30 – 11

Panel 5A: Lessons from the past 

Pat Holland, The Hornsey Film
Elizabeth Ramirez Sotto, “Weaving the Thread of the Invisible: Intergenerational Continuities in Chilean Contemporary Documentaries”
Chair: Yosefa Loshitzky

Venue: Roberts Building G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre

Panel 5B: YouTube Activism

Vinicius Navarro, The Ethics of Transience: Action and Responsibility in Contemporary Media Activism
Steve Presence, Reel News: Radical Video Activism in Britain Today
Tina Askanius “From Portapak to YouTube: re-mediating the 8mm Activist Video Online”
Chair: Pratap Rughani

Venue: Medawar G01 Lankester LT

11 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 1.30 Plenary 

Venue: Roberts Building G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre

Round Table: Filming Revolution

Amr Salama (Filmmaker, Cairo); Khalid Abdulla (Moisireen, Cairo); Kay Dickinson (Goldsmiths College), Karen Mirza (Filmmaker-Artist, London) Alisa Lebow (Brunel University)

Venue: Roberts Building G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre

1.30-2 Closing Remarks


Book Launch ‘Cinema of Me’

Print Room Cafe, South Wing Building