Seminar #2: The relationship between the filmmaker and the subject

30,0035,00

Level:
No previous experience required.
Language:
The course is taught in English.
Dates:
Sat. Nov. 14th – 11:00 – 13:00
Location:
Online - Link will be provided
Contact:
paganelli.linda@gmail.com

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THE SEMINAR INVESTIGATES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FILMMAKER AND THE CHARACTER-S, HIGHLIGHTS THE DIFFERENT BONDS THAT CAN BE FORM DURING A MOVIE PRODUCTION, AND REVEALS HOW IT CAN BE SEEN AS A RELATIONSHIP OF POWER.

  • What if your character is in a vulnerable situation?
  • What if your character is non-human?
  • What if your character is a dramatic experience?
  • What if your character is the environment?
  • What if your character is a perpetrator?
  • What if your character is filmmaking itself?

 

Following these questions we will discover different approaches to dealing with reality in documentary filmmaking, moving our focus towards the subjects in front of the camera. In 2 hours, we will dig between critical thinking, cross-cultural concerns, authorship and authenticity, aesthetics, and the ethics of representation. At the end, there will be a Q&A.

About the Workshop Leader

Linda Paganelli is a visual anthropologist, documentary director, and artist. Her primary areas of interest are migration and gender, the relationship between power and minorities, and participatory art. She has extensive experience in war-torn countries where she has learned how to gain access to high-risk environments and build trust with vulnerable groups and individuals.

She has taught at the International Academy of Art, Palestine. She has also taught documentary filmmaking at the University of Amsterdam, and through the Berlin Film Community. She collaborates permanently in Berlin with Humboldt University, Viadrina University (Frankfurt Oder), DaMigra, and ReteDonne.
She is successfully performing art projects, site-specific art, and exhibitions in Berlin.