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Archive Filmmaking Workshop | MayDay Rooms x  Other Cinemas 

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST



Join us over two sessions for a hands-on archival filmmaking workshop exploring the role and place of (institutional and community) archives in storytelling and how we can respond to or rework them in personal and political ways through filmmaking.


Session ONE on Sunday March 17th |  12-4pm  will be an introduction to archives, what they hold, what they obscure, the stories they endorse, who creates them and for whom. We will explore different types of archives, institutional and community-created archives (such as the Activist Media Project at MDR), ways that traditional archives can be subverted and used to tell our own stories in creative ways, and the ethics of archival filmmaking. As part of the day we will watch and discuss historical and contemporary works by Black and non-white filmmakers to explore several strategies and modes of archival filmmaking that participants can take further whilst making their own films.

Session TWO on Sunday April 21st | 12-4pm we will gather again to watch the films that were created. Each participant will talk about the process of making their archive film – what worked, what went wrong, and what they would do differently next time. Each will introduce their film and the group is encouraged to give feedback after viewing the films together. The ability to reflect on and critique films is incredibly important and this an opportunity to work on that skill as well to think of how you develop your own filmmaking approach for future projects. Due to the size of the group this will be done iteratively over the course of a couple of hours with lots of time for breaks.

More here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGt-orcVaO9Qq3zCOwvsMZmI_bRjvIizf3rXJ-fkWEtjr1FQ/viewform



April 21
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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