I enjoyed (not really the right word) this excellent documentary screened at Phoenix Cinema – part of the 2018 Journeys Festival International in Leicester. Thanks to Oli Page for the invitation to the screening and opportunity to facilitate the post-screening Q&A with Dimple Patel. Another News Story takes a fresh view of the European refugee…
Here are the online resources e.g. social media channels, hosted by the Documentary Media Centre: Flipboard Pinterest
Q. Can the use of ‘new’ immersive storytelling techniques e.g. AR/VR/360° affect a ‘viewer’ to take action……make them into a ‘doer’? A. These are ’empathy technologies’…..In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand…
Q. What role does Facebook (and others) play in the archiving of our memories? Is it going to encourage users to print out their photos or ‘trust’ Facebook to store/archive them for ever? A.
Q. How is the resurgence in ‘instant’ printable photographs helping the modern documentarian? Is the cost of film cassettes proving difficult? A. tbc
Q. Explanation of Awareness, Understanding and Action? A. The stages you have to take people through to create engagement in a issue……the potential to take a ‘viewer’ and make them a ‘doer’. Awareness – Understanding – Action –
Q. What is Learn Access Build or LAB? A. The structure I use for delivering a lecture, a workshop or guest talk: Learn – Access – Build –
Q. Who is the ‘official’ photographer in a modern conflict?…..What is the role of the public in capturing modern conflicts and impact on the local population?….Is there such a thing as the Conflict Tourist? A. tbc