Examining the role of documentaries in Hybrid Reels's discussions programme

Ahram Online , Monday 4 May 2015

A workshop, talks and discussions, centering on the power of documentary films, to take place in parallel with Hybrid Reels programme at Zawya and Room Art Space

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Part of poster for Here and Elsewhere by Jean Luc Goddard, one of the films at Zawya during Hybrid Reels screenings programme (Photo: Zawya)

Hybrid Reels, organised jointly by Zawya, Room Art Space and Seen Films, is a programme of non-fiction film screenings, which further extends to a series of workshops, talks and discussions examining the power and role of documentaries in society.

According to Zawya's press release, one of the programme's main goals is to realise "the potential, both in the past and present, for experimentation and creating films that surpass the limits of the conventional."

The programme starts on 7 May with a three-day workshop on documentary film by Rania Stephan, looking into the documentary-making process from writing to editing, and examining the different forms filmmakers have depicted reality on the screen.

On the same day Room Art Space will be hosting a discussion moderated by Mansour Aziz, which will be, according to the description by Zawya, "tackling international and regional examples of documentary films that have contributed to a shift in public opinion or influenced a change."

Thursday 7 May at 5 pm
Discussion: Documentary Film as a Way of Changing the World, moderated by Mansour Aziz
Room Art Space

Wednesday 13 May at 6 pm (invitation only)*
Discussion: The Question of Audience
(Filmmakers only. To attend email [email protected])
Room Art Space

Saturday 16 May at 12 pm
Screening of four short documentaries by Samir Auf, Shadi Abdel Salam and Tawfik Saleh.
Talk: Undefinable Documentary by Samir Auf

Saturday 16 May at 7:30 pm
Screening of Leviathan
Talk: The Right to Look by Kiven Strohm

Tuesday 19 May at 5 pm
Talk: Funding Stories. The Artful Filmmaker and the Film Market by Brigid O’Shea

Wednesday 20 May at 5 pm (invitation only)*
Discussion: Funding Stories. Surviving financially as an Independent Filmmaker. With Brigid O Shea
Room Art Space

Saturday 23 May at 12 pm
Talk: Reconstructing Reality as a Document

Saturday 23 May at 5 pm
Discussion: Funding Stories: Arab vs. International Co-production, moderated by Mostafa Youssef
Room Art Space

*The discussions on 13 May and 20 May are for filmmakers only. To attend send an email to [email protected] with a short paragraph about your work and why you would like to attend.

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