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Birkbeck College, Room B35, Malet Street, London
14 April 2007 00:00

The conference is FREE to attend but you must register before coming. Please email your name to to register.

This conference, sponsored by Brunel University, aims to bring together scholars, scholar/filmmakers, filmmakers and interested members of the public to discuss current trends in documentary practice, from the return of documentary as a theatrical box office phenomenon, to broadcast television and beyond. It will explore questions of industry, audiences, questions of aesthetics, documentary theory, questions of political engagement, documentary's relationship to the mainstream media and other issues.

Speakers include:

Professor Michael Chanan, director of Detroit: Ruin of A City and author of Cuban Cinema.
BJ Bullert, director of Fishermen’s Terminal and author of Public Television: Politics and the Battle Over Documentary Film.
Sam Gregory program manager for Witness, the US video based human rights advocacy organisation set up by Peter Gabriel.
Ishmahil Blagrove JR from independent documentary production company, RiceNPeas.
Ken Fero, director of Injustice, the award winning film about the struggles for justice by the families of people who have died in police custody.
Dr Alisa Lebow, co-filmmaker on Setting the Stage for Justice: the World Tribunal on Iraq and author of a forthcoming book called First Person Jewish
Rod Stoneman, is the Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board until September 2003 and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television.

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Michael Wayne
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