Our fab class on Death and Documentary just kicked off.
Many interesting discussions to come, inside and outside the classroom walls. Our intro class was a blast, with students in Portugal and the USA sharing what do they want to do before they die...
Invited by the European research project Lights4Violence, I will give a talk on October the 23rd, at the University of Alicante, Spain.
This project aims to educate and raise awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence. I will focus on gender representation in Hollywood teen movie. Time to rethink discourses and strategies of representation.
Acknowledging is the first step towards change.
A year ago, Andrew Garrison challenged me to co-create and co-teach a new documentary production class for the RTF - department of Radio, Television and Film of the University of Texas at Austin.
After a few Skype calls and e-mails we came up with a class on Death and Documentary, an intimate and challenging class to illuminate both universal and culturally particular ideas about death and life, through a distinctly hands-on approach to teaching documentary.
The class will be held simultaneously at the UT Austin and at ESMAD, with synchronous classes, seminars and screenings. Andrew and I will discuss student rough cuts from each other’s classes. Besides, we will each provide notes on student work from our partner classes.
Final public screenings in both countries will include the films from both classes.. In this first year, we will visit each other’s class in that host country. Andy will visit Porto in a ten-day period coinciding with the spring break and I will travel to the U.S. to teach at least two classes.
Applications for Death & Documentary at ESMAD are open from 2 to 30 September, 2019.
What a blast!
Films, exhibitions, meetings, workshops... a full week of activities in a wonderful environment.
For the third year I coordinate the organization of the Kino Meeting, the international meeting for film literacy, with many institutions and professionals, some of them were in Melgaço for the first time, other ones are partnering with us since the very beginning.
Hosting the Q&A is always a pleasure. As host, I kick off by analyzing the film or session, with a close reading of the images and sounds, and then I dive deep into questioning and listening the directors, producers and, sometimes, even the subjects represented.
It's a wrap! See you next year MDOC.
Off we go again. Six years in a row.
MDOC Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival.
Do come along and join us for an amazing week of films, exhibitions, symposiums, art residencies, meetings and enjoy a great time.
On my way to PORTO FEMME - International Film Festival, this year as member of the jury.
Looking forward to watching awesome films through the lenses of female directors.
Gdansk has been a wonderful discovery: great keynotes, inspiring panels, pleasant walks around the city and sophisticated restaurants. Besides, I've been meeting new people from all over the world and catching up with old friends, such as my dear Lalitha Gopalan.
Networking is the key word for describing NECS.
My presentation is entitled "Dispersive and reciprocal narratives: Salomé Lamas between the movie theater and the museum", and will be presented under one of the panels on Feminist Film and Video Aesthetics which I organized. It will be my pleasure sharing the table with Lalitha Gopalan and Leo Goldsmith.
Over the past five years the NECS Conference become a pleasurable routine and Gdansk is waiting for us.
This year, the CCVA - Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts workgroup has put together one workshop, one film screening and five panels. I've been particularly involved and delighted organizing two panels on Feminist Film and Video Aesthetics.
Looking forward for all the activities.
When students feel inspired by my classes and leave me notes on the exams. It pays back all the work. #feminism #feministfilmtheory #teaching #filmschool #esmad
Film Meetings in Viana, once again.
It's always a pleasure coming back and working with such a fabulous team.