Previously at the ICA - Films
21 Apr 2017
This event is hosted by Dr Nicole Wolf, Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths.
Examining the process leading up to his debut documentary feature Machines, Rahul Jain talks about the role of the director as someone responsible both for documenting reality, and managing the ethical challenges of making a film about the exploitation of workers. Jain discusses the implications of different filmmaking styles, the dangers of romanticising poverty and the importance of the visible and invisible working relationships and collaborations that are built into all aspects of the film’s production.
Nicole Wolf is Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths (University of London). Her research has concentrated on political cinemas, specifically experimentations with documentary modalities, as they occur in activist, cinema and art contexts, and as they relate to and constitute global publics, conflict and dissonance. A continuous engagement with South Asian documentary practices and feminisms informs her inquiry into international cinematic/political alliances. Here recent interests include the poetics of evidence narratives in artistic and interventionist practices working through critical ecologies and indigenous epistemologies.
Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Documentary Cinema 2017 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)