Decolonizing Documentary - 15:00 (BST) Thursday 8 October 2020

No filmmaker can possibly anticipate and respond to the entire gamut of diversity of human experience nor should they be reduced to only portray stories from their own communities. But with tone-deafness and white-washing making it all the way to Oscars and major film festivals - what can gate-keepers and filmmakers do to go beyond statements and apologies once the damage is done and instead have a conversation on preventable measures - questioning themselves and each other on whether the leadership of the film reflects the community and how it's ensured that the narrative is restorative and not exploitative?

Supported by Girls in Film

Session producer:

Nikola Vasakova, Founder, Girls in Film 

Chair:

Carmen Thompson, Curator, Africa in Motion

Panelists:

Che Applewhaite, dir. A New England Document, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020 Selection

Amar Ediriwira, Creative Director of Boiler Room and its platform 4:3 platform 

Toni Bell, Filmmakers Services Manager, International Documentary Association

Saeed Taji Farouky, filmmaker and trustee at The Arab British Centre

Tiny Mungwe, Producer STEPS and Project manager of Generation Africa

 

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