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Course Catalogue WS 2021/22

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

Claudia Warnecke

Juliane Schwibbert

Patricia Thüs

Peter-Welter-Platz 2

50676 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 119 / 187 / 249
Fax: +49 221 20189 - 49119

Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 h, or send us an e-mail.

Winter semester 2022/23

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 17, 2022 until Feb. 10, 2023

Summer semester 2023

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 11, 2023 until Jul. 14, 2023

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