DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

9.00 - 9.30 REGISTRATION


REGISTRATION

Location: Entrance Hall, School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus

World Documentary Film & TV Conference Registration Desk will be open from 8.45 am to 4pm on Thursday & Friday in the lobby of the School of Film & Television on Penryn Campus and from 9am to midday on Saturday in the lobby of The Poly in Falmouth.


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

9.30 - 9.45 WELCOME


WELCOME

Room: Cinema, School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus

David Hawkins (Head of the Graduate School, Falmouth University, UK)

Anna Misiak (Falmouth University, UK) & Kingsley Marshall (Falmouth University, UK)


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

9.45 - 10.45
KEYNOTE LECTURE


KEYNOTE LECTURE

Room: Cinema, School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus

Prof. Lucia Nagib (University of Reading, UK)
“Regurgitated Bodies: Re-enactment as the Production of Reality in The Act of Killing”

One of the many revolutions accomplished by The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) is the use of re-enactment of mass murder in order to force perpetrators into the skin of their own victims. Unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads fashion themselves after the image of their favourite Hollywood heroes and genres in order to represent their crimes. But the spectator is denied empathy thanks to a Brechtian focus on the mask in the making and on the reality of the medium, including the audible shooting instructions and the interviewer’s voice. Distanciation is thus elicited through the unveiling of the cinematic apparatus and of the actors as real-life criminals. As a result, cinema turns into non-cinema, that is, into reality itself. Conversely, the protagonist Anwar fully identifies with his victims, in the classical voyeuristic way, whilst performing and then watching the rushes of his film within the film, a process that Sobchack (2004) once called ‘interobjectivism’, or ‘the subjective realisation of our own objectivity, in the passion of our own material’. Viveiros de Castro (2002) resorts to the concept of ‘perspectivism’ to address an ethos among the anthropophagic Tupi-Guarani, which he defines as ‘the ability to look at oneself as the Other – a point of view from which one arguably obtains the ideal view of oneself’. Considering that cannibalism is part of the horrors staged in The Act of Killing, this paper will look at the ways in which the film uses pretence to produce the real, culminating in a harrowing sequence of long takes of Anwar’s uncontrollable retching, regurgitating, though alas only symbolically, the devoured bodies.


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

10.45 - 11.00
COFFEE BREAK


COFFEE BREAK

Location: Lobby, School of Film & Television, Penryn Campus

coffee break


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

11.00 - 12.30
PANEL PRESENTATIONS


PANEL ONE: DOCUMENTARY MAKING, INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND NEW CINEMA JOURNALISM

Room: Lecture 1, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

Chair: Charlotte Govaert (VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Nick Hodgin (Lancaster University, UK)
“Learning from Joris Ivens, Transnational Filmmaker before Transnationalism”

David Dunkley Gyimah (University of Westminster, UK)
“Videojournalism-as-cinema – The New Cinema Journalists”


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

11.00 - 12.30
PANEL PRESENTATIONS


PANEL TWO: IDENTITY, MEMORY & HISTORY

Room: Lecture 2, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

Chair: Piotr Cieplak (Brunel University, UK)

Barbara Santi (Falmouth University, UK)
“Place Myths – Alternative Modes of Representing Rural Identity through Collaborative Documentary Film”

Annabel Aguirre (Independent Filmmmaker, Chile/UK
“Seeking to remember: the complexity of truth in Chile”

Aicha Douar (University of Oran, Algeria)
“Tin Hanan: The Starting Point of Civilisation”

 


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH


LUNCH

Location: Staff Room, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

lunch break


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

13.30 - 15.00
DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS


SCREENING ONE + Q&A

Room: Lecture 1 Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

Migrations of Islam (dir. Swarnavel Pillali, USA, 2014) 56 mins.

A documentary on the representations of American-Muslim identity in popular culture post 9/11. Through cultural events like the performance of the theatrical Hijabi Monologues, and the musical Poetic Visions Tour, and the staged reading of playwright Wajahat Ali’s Domestic Crusaders in Michigan, ‘Migrations of Islam’ foregrounds the response of the Muslims in America to both the media-driven Islamophobia and the conservative voices of the Muslims within the community. The narrative embeds these performances of popular artists within the larger community of mainly young students, who were at an young and impressionable age when they experienced the trauma of 9/11, as they respond to the contemporary discourses surrounding Muslim identity by being both an audience and performers in their own right. Produced by Swarnavel Pillai and Salah D. Hassan. Funded by: Social Science Research Council.

Q&A with Swarnavel Pillali (Michigan State University, USA)
Moderator: Mark Douglas (Falmouth University, UK)


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

13.30 - 15.00
DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS


SCREENING TWO +Q&A

Room: Lecture 2 Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

Shorts:
Drawing on Topolski (dir. Alistair Oldham, UK, 2014) 22 mins

The Topolski Residency programme enabled six young artists to embark on a series of workshops in reportage drawing in and around the streets of London. The residency was inspired by renowned Polish emigre artist Feliks Topolski who, working from his studios beneath Waterloo Bridge, documented life around him from the forties to the eighties, producing a hand printed chronicle on brown butcher’s paper once a month, as well as painting a six hundred foot mural, the Memoir of the Twentieth Century, beneath the railway arches of Waterloo Bridge. ‘Drawing on Topolski’ looks at the work of the young reportage artists work in the wake of Feliks Topolski’s legacy and examines the nature of documentary drawing in the age of digital overload.

Justine (dir. Pratap Rughani, UK, 2013) 26 mins

Justine doesn’t speak. She communicates through looking, gesture and the body language of her movement and interactions. Justine observes the rhythms of her day giving a unique portrait of the experience of a vivacious young woman living with severe neurological disorders in the run-up to her milestone birthday.

Q&A with Alastair Oldham ((University of the West of England, Bristol, UK) & Pratap Rughani (London College of Communication, UK)
Moderator: Dario Llinares (Falmouth University, UK)


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

15.00 - 15.15
COFFEE BREAK


COFFEE BREAK

Location: Staff Room, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

coffee break


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

15.15 - 16.15
PANEL PRESENTATIONS


PANEL ONE: DOCUMENTING MIGRANTS IN CONTEMPORARY EUROPE

Room: Lecture 1, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

Chair: Joanna Rydzewska (Swansea University, UK)

Charlotte Govaert (VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
“How Polish is Polish?”

Alan Grossman (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
Promise and Unrest: The Intimate Grammar of Global Care Work”


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

15.15 - 16.15
PANEL PRESENTATIONS


PANEL TWO: FORMAL INNOVATIONS IN DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Room: Lecture 2, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus

Chair: Ib Bondebjerg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Stephanie Van De Peer (University of Stirling, UK)
“Lebanon and Palestine; or Why Documentarians Need Children”

Igor Krstic (University of Reading, UK)
“Accented Essay Films: Defining a New Transnational Film Practice”


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

16.15 - 19.00 BREAK


Break

break


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

19.00
WINE RECEPTION


WINE RECEPTION

Venue: The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth

wine reception

the poly


DAY ONE:
4 SEPTEMBER 2014

19.45-22.15
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING + Q&A


DOCUMENTARY SCREENING + Q&A

Venue: The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth

Open to the general public. Tickets available form the Poly box office.

Interrupted Memory (dir. Michael Chanan, UK, 2013) 116 mins
Interrupted Memory (Memoria interrumpida) is a documentary about memory and politics in Argentina and Chile. Remembered experiences of popular militancy and resistance, military coups and state repression, shape a collective narration of recent history in the two countries, set off against the public memory of the film archives, and concluding with reflections on the politics of memory after the dictatorships.

Q&A with Michael Chanan (Roehampton University, UK)
Moderator: Mark Douglas (Falmouth University, UK)

Event open to the general public. Tickets available from The Poly, 24 Church St, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3EG

the poly