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CFP: Symposium on Structural Documentary

I am pleased to announced that our department is hosting this event in October.


Temple University’s Film and Media Arts department invites proposals for its 2nd Documentary Theory-Practice Symposium 
on the topic of Structural Documentary
One-day symposium, Friday, October 14, 2016 Temple Performing Arts Center Temple University, Philadelphia
Keynote speakers: Pacho Velez, co-director of Manakamana Catherine Russell (Concordia University), author of Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video
One of the most striking trends in nonfiction film over the last decade has been the intersection between documentary and what has been called “structural filmmaking,” an approach to experimental cinema with a lineage back to the 1960s. Whether in the art gallery context or in feature documentaries geared toward theatrical or film festival release, documentarians have experimented with appropriating elements of structural film: repeated structures, arbitrary…