Fwd: VISIBLE EVIDENCE CALL
Ono Seiko and Aaron Gerow
onogerow at angel.ne.jp
Tue Dec 15 08:23:40 EST 1998
This is a cross-post from H-FILM. I hope some people can contribute some
papers on Japanese documentary.
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From: Archive Research and Study Center <arsc at ucla.edu>
CALL FOR PANELS:
VISIBLE EVIDENCE SEVEN:
STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES IN DOCUMENTARY FILM AND VIDEO
Presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive
The seventh annual Visible Evidence Conference
UCLA Thursday-Sunday, August 19-22, 1999
Deadline for PANEL & WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: February 1, 1999
(Call for individual papers will follow)
Visible Evidence is a major interdisciplinary event focused on the role of
film and video as witness to and voiced for lived, social reality. It
out from a center in non-fiction documentary to encompass issues of
ethnography, journalism, medical imaging, the law and visible evidence,
advocacy, biography and autobiography, and the art of
We welcome a wide range of perspectives including:anthropology,
architecture, media studies, urban studies, ethnic studies, fine arts, gay
and lesbian studies, law, literature, history, journalism, medicine,
philosophy, political science, sociology and women's studies.
This announcement is a CALL FOR PANEL, WORKSHOP, AND SCREENING PROPOSALS.
We seek panel and workshop proposals from interested participants. Once
panels and other events are selected, a general call for papers and
presentations will follow.
Possible panel or workshop topics might include, but are not limited to,
* The New Truth: storytelling, the "true story" and documentary in both
film and television.
* Others representing Others: issues of self-representation with people of
* Gay and lesbian representation
* Documentary spectatorship
* Issues in selection and preservation of newsreels and other non-fiction
* The role and status of home movies.
*Surveillance technologies on television and in new media
* Right Time/Right Place: amateur footage and historic events
* Urbanites, Urban Sites: representations of the city
* Critical theory/cultural studies: new directions in social
* Rockumentary-hootchie-koo: the rock documentary and its influences from
its origins to MTV
* The ethnographic impulse: self-reflection and cultural representation
* Evidence in institutional discourses of the Real: visual evidence and
argument in law, medicine, science, others
* Disclosure and confession: the personal and the social from
tele-exploitation to self-revelation
* Evidence of the subjective element: the rise of subjectivity and its
relation to generic convention (e.g. The Devil Never Sleeps and The Thin
* The Sell: evidence, argument, rhetoric in advertising, MTV, political
campaign films, CSPAN, News programming, etc.
* Music, sound effects, manipulation in the non-fiction film
* Evidence of history: problems of presenting the Past
* Transnational documentary and the global economy
* Documentary ethics: beyond victimization
To propose a panel or workshop:
1) provide a 25-50 word statement on the main focus; 2) describe the
theme or topic you wish to see addressed in 200-250 words; 3) include a
brief bibliography and 4) some indication of your expertise in the
If you are proposing a workshop, indicate how many active participants you
would want to include.
To propose material for screening, provide the title(s), director,
country, running time, and theme(s).
Submit proposals by e-mail to James Friedman at:
Jimf at ucla.edu
(if you are attaching a document be sure to indicate the application the
file was created in)
or submit hard copy to:
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Archive Research and Study Center
46 Powell Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095
For more information, contact jimf at ucla.edu
DEADLINE FOR PANEL AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS IS FEBURARY 1, 1999.
Approximately 20 minutes from LA Airport, UCLA is located in the village
Westwood. A variety of on-campus housing facilities will be available.
Details will follow.
The Archive would like to acknowledge the support of the UCLA Department
Film and Television and the USC School Cinema-Television.
Manager, Archive Research and Study Center
UCLA Film and Television Archive
jimf at ucla.edu
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