5 lectures about: Migration
Viola Shafik argues that cinema has always been a tool for collective resistance in the Arab world. Her thesis finds a contemporary example in the latest work of Nadir Bouhmouch, whose documentary is the outcome of a participatory process initiated and driven by those portrayed.
What's right and wrong is a matter of perception. Young filmmakers and artists from Lesotho, South Africa and Spain debate changing perceptions and question contradictory representations of Africa, which drift in and out of the continent.
Reflecting on Transit (Competition), German auteur director Christian Petzold explains how he uncovered the core and characters of the original historical novel in an open dialogue with actor Barbara Auer and the crew on-set.
Highlighting in her films the experiences of immigrants caught between two worlds, Gurinder Chadha (Viceroy’s House) tells her story of how the outspoken British-Indian girl, who refused to cook, ended up bravely taking the film world by storm.
Filmmakers, curators, bloggers and specialists for audience engagement consider how the web enables us to rethink documentary production as an ongoing holistic process of creating impact and democratic cultural exchange long before the release of the film.