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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24

Transformative Documentary

participatory projects that locally intervene in global issues

Specialist seminar
SoSe 22
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

Dates - place & time

04.04.2204.07.22Monday2-wöchentlich10:00 - 13:00Filzengraben 18-24, Seminarraum 0.18/0.19
from-to10:00 - 13:00
LocationFilzengraben 18-24, Seminarraum 0.18/0.19

Seminar description

In this seminar, we will discuss the transformative potential of interventionist, engaged and 'video as research' filmmaking and draw new approaches of symbiosis between filmmaking, social-anthropology and activism. We will explore the transformative and methodological potential of the selected films and the value of the collaborative co-creative, decolonizing and transformative approach of 'video as research' methodologies with the aim to produce something of local value.

We will explore 3 projects in Africa, Latin America and Europe with 2 invited guest-lecturers: Ecofeminist filmmaker Soledad Fernández Bouzo, sociologist, doctor in social sciences and CONICET researcher at the Gino Germani Institute in Buenos Aires. Video artist, filmmaker and cultural worker Ayşe Kalmaz dedicates herself to various art, theatre and online cultural projects with a focus on intercultural conflicts, racism and migration, based in Dortmund. The seminar creates also space to develop your own interventionist, transformative documentary. Bring your ideas, questions, projects in the making.

Student office

Karin Cordes

Juliane Schwibbert

Katrin Seiniger

Claudia Warnecke

Heumarkt 14

50667 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 194 /

119 / 187 / 249

Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.    -    4 p.m.

For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 p.m., or send us an e-mail.

Summer semester 2024

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 8, 2024 until Jul. 19, 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 21, 2024 until Feb. 14, 2025

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