After a very successful first edition in 2011, this year the event has been expanded to allow for extra space and time around panels and workshops. Among the guest are Submarine Channel, Jigar Mehta, Brett Gaylor, plus a special Skype session with Kat Cizek.
Screening followed by Q&A with Executive Producer Rod Stoneman, on the 10th anniversary of the day on which Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s government was removed from office and replaced by a new interim government.
When and for what reason is forgery and deception conceptually motivated, even ethically necessary? This two-day programme of screenings and panels addresses the complex ethics of the manipulation of real people and events in documentaries, fact-fiction hybrid cinema and artists’ moving image. Inspired by philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s term, the symposium will bring together filmmakers and academic speakers to explore filmmaking as a coercive agency.
Screenings include: Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers, 2010), Buried Land (Steven Eastwood/Alan Rhodes, 2010), Close-up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990), Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983), Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (William Greaves, 1968), plus a programme of artists’ film & video.