“The ACT Human Rights Film Festival is born out of expertise in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University in the area of media and visual culture. Dr. Scott Diffrient, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and recipient of the William E. Morgan Endowed Chair of Liberal Arts, is using funds from the endowed chair to establish the first-ever human rights film festival in Northern Colorado.
Human rights film festivals bring together, educate, and create a forum for dialogue among artists, filmmakers, citizens, scholars, advocates, and students on social justice issues of every kind. ACT will focus on the issues of LGBTQ rights, human trafficking, the fight for democracy, disability rights, homeless and more – issues which touch our community at a local and global scale”.
Justine directed by Pratap Rughani, screening Sunday, April 17, 2:30 p.m.
Lory Student Centre Theater
18:00 – 19:45 @ Central St Martins
1 Granary Square, E003
Kings Cross London N1C 4AA
Free event and open to all, but please book
Pre-Screening refreshments from 6:00pm in the CSM Staff Club. Screening from 6:35pm in Lecture Theatre E003.
UAL staff discuss their approaches to working with the Kubrick archive, accompanied by a screening of three of his rarely seen documentary works from the 1950s. Professor Oriana Baddeley (UAL Dean of Research) will be in discussion with Dr Pratap Rughani (Reader LCC) and Richard Daniels (Senior Archivist from the Kubrick Archive at UAL) about different approaches to working with this fascinating collection.
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This screening is followed by a discussion, led by Head of College, Natalie Brett and Dr Pratap Rughani, examining the art of crossing bridges in documentary and raising core questions of the ethics of consent and the representation of disability. All welcome, but please make a booking.
The screening and discussion is organised by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC). This is a Moose on the Loose event. The overall aim of Moose is to encourage and celebrate research initiatives, large and small, with wide ranging themes, from design activism to the intersection of poetry and film.
London College of Communication, Room MLG06, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB
Sunday 29 March 11:000 – 12:30. What practical and philosophical questions surface in judgements about the ethics of documentary filmmaking? In this session Dr Pratap Rughani, Course Director of MA Documentary Film at University of the Arts London, explored a number of ethical challenges in his own and others’ documentary film practice. Come with questions / scenarios to discuss.
Many of the greatest stories told on screen are those about real people. From the eccentric (Little Edie in Grey Gardens) and extraordinary (Philippe Petit, Man on Wire) to the more everyday (Tony Walker, The UP Series documentary filmmaking has the power to convey the lives of real people in the most compelling form. But how do non-fiction filmmakers find their characters and how do they go about presenting their life on film?
The event is free but booking is essential:
Open City Documentary Festival
Chair: Kaushik Bhaumik
From Collaboration to Exploitation?
Pratap Rughani, University of the Arts London, UK
Collaboration and Ethics within an Emerging Media Complex
Elizabeth Miller, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Visible Evidence XXI Conference Programme