WE ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS – First London screening

WE ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS – First London screening

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Inspiration | No Comments

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 18:30 to 21:30 The Centre of Experimental and Documentary Film/ DocWest/ CREAM at the University of Westminster, the Creative Media Academy of the University of the West of Scotland and Lansdowne Productions in conjunction with Birkbeck Cinema would like to invite you to  our special screening and discussion of the mass […]

The Genocide and Genre Research Project and the impact of The Act of Killing in Indonesia

The Genocide and Genre Research Project and the impact of The Act of Killing in Indonesia

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Inspiration | No Comments

The three-year project ‘Genocide and Genre’, supported by an AHRC £400,000 award developed an innovative filmmaking method to explore people’s memory, narratives and performance of acts of genocidal violence. The project will result in two full length films (out of which The Act of Killing is one), a book (Killer Images: Documentary Film, Memory and the […]

BOOK LAUNCH: KILLER IMAGES

BOOK LAUNCH: KILLER IMAGES

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Inspiration | No Comments

The International  Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film – DocWest –  at the University of Westminster invites you to  join us for the book launch of KILLER IMAGES  – Documentary Film, Memory and the Performance of Violence (Wallflower Press, UK) Cinema has long shaped not only how mass violence is perceived but also how it is performed. […]

Research Update: Perla Carillo Quiroga – Embodiment and The Senses in Travelogue Filmmaking

Research Update: Perla Carillo Quiroga – Embodiment and The Senses in Travelogue Filmmaking

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Inspiration | No Comments

I first became interested in the embodied experience of travel as I was walking up the ‘Cerro del Quemado’ in central Mexico, to a Huichol sanctuary on top of a mountain in the middle of the Mexican desert. The site marks the end of a pilgrimage route for the Huichol people. This was the first […]

Workshop in Bucharest on Documentary and Roma Discrimination

Workshop in Bucharest on Documentary and Roma Discrimination

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Inspiration | No Comments

21  March is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, therefore  it’s a good opportunity to remember an event that DocWest was recently involved in:  the workshop DOCUMENTARY FILM IN THE CLASSROOM, which took place  in Bucharest on the 23rd of March. The workshop was organised by ActiveWatch Romania in partnership with DocWest […]

London Exclusive Preview of THE ACT OF KILLING

London Exclusive Preview of THE ACT OF KILLING

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Inspiration | No Comments

Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE ACT OF KILLING will screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London on 18 and 19 March 2013. See below the intro from the festival website: A true cinematic experiment, The Act of Killing explores a chapter of Indonesia’s history in a way bound to stir debate—by enlisting a group […]

We are proud to join DREAM SOLDIER by Ulrike Kubatta as co-producers

We are proud to join DREAM SOLDIER by Ulrike Kubatta as co-producers

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Inspiration | No Comments

From filmmaker Ulrike Kubatta: Dream Soldier explores exciting new methods of documentary storytelling and innovative approaches to understanding history by incorporating fantasy and role-play. With a bold style and distinctive structure, the film embodies the idea that history is a place of excitement, discoveries and personal connections.  THE PREMISE: Dream Soldier is an action documentary about […]

Work-in-Progress: Doctoral Research

Work-in-Progress: Doctoral Research

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Inspiration | No Comments

Aikaterini Gegesian Space, modernity and subjectivity in post-soviet Yerevan Klaik Trade Center             Over the past few months, I have been editing the essay film Klaik Trade Center (provisional title) shot in location in Yerevan, Armenia. The film foregrounds the post-Soviet urban environment as a landscape where questions of displacement, […]

Work-in-Progress: Doctoral Research

Work-in-Progress: Doctoral Research

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Inspiration | No Comments

Maria Lusitano Santos Un(memory): Performing childhood times and voices in the video essay                                              My practice-based research began through a wish to investigate new ways to represent childhood in the video-essay, which I found to be more inclusive of […]

Work-in-Progress: Doctoral Research

Work-in-Progress: Doctoral Research

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Inspiration | No Comments

John Hondros Video Transitions: The Changing Nature of Participatory Video I recently finished 12 months in the field with my research informants: amateur video producing activists, television fans and public access television makers.  I spent that time observing and filming how they went about making their videos, and how they distributed them online.  I attended […]