28 July 11 – 12:45 SCA 204 in the session The Ethics and Politics of New Documentary Technologies Professor Rughani presents a paper: Testing Documentary Ethics in Research and Making: An Online Tool for Learning and Teaching.
Dr Pratap Rughani participated in an industry panel at the 16ᵗʰLondon Short Film Festival 11 – 20th January 2019:
Who goes where? The Ethics of Representation in documentary
“We look into the ethics of representation and ethics of production in documentary as an inextricable cycle, addressing documentary’s legacy of ethnography and its distillation into modern documentary practice. Our panellists will address the thin line between ‘subject’ and ‘object’; who is looking at who from both behind and in front of the camera and what might constitute a meaningful dialogue between the two.”
14:00 Thu 17 Jan 2019 at The Horse Hospital followed by networking.
Book tickets here.
“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
Monday 14 March 10.00-16.00, East Room, Tate Modern, London
The Ethics of Participatory Research and Art Practice event brings together leading researchers, artists, curators, educators and participants in the field of arts and learning, organised by the Tate Research Centre: Learning.
The Ethics of Participatory Research and Art Practice brings together researchers, artists, curators, educators and participants in the field of arts and learning to consider the current ethical challenges that face participatory research and arts practice today. The aim is to draw on a variety of experiences, to share and exchange approaches and create an open space where collaboratively we can work towards affirmative ethical strategies and methods. The event features presentations and group discussions focused on an ethics of consent, knowledge, ownership, research and practice. These ideas will be considered in relation to projects that present questions and challenges that will be addressed during the day though open discursive sessions.
Dr Pratap Rughani was an invited speaker: see this link to watch his presentation.
Speaker abstracts and biographies here.
“As was the case at the 2013 conference, the Poetics and Politics conference will provide an invaluable context for documentary-based research that both troubles and reinvigorates the discrepant categories of scholarly “theory” and cultural “practice.” The symposium invites participants whose work frames, historicizes, or embodies questions about the various possible relations of theory to practice in documentary research”.
FRIDAY MAY 15, 2015 DARC 108
6:00- 6:30pm WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS
6:30-8:00pm EPISTEMOLOGIES OF PRAXIS (Sharon Daniel, Hope Tucker, Pratap Rughani)
This panel gathers practitioners whose documentary work provide key provocations for this symposium. Interrogating and problematising how documentary epistemologies and meanings are constructed, this panel raises specific approaches for demystifying documentary-making as a practice of visible evidence. Questions considered by this panel include: the scope of documentary practice in the ‘fourth world’; documentary materiality as a source for relaying narratives of unresolved environmental disaster; and the ethical (consent) and aesthetic/affective concerns in documentary-making processes that involve asymmetric power relations between makers and subjects. The panel offers pathways for understanding reflexive praxis as a source of competing historical and affective epistemologies, more than simply a move to deconstruct the documentary artefact. Through this, the panel situates how documentary-making as a socio-historical and psycho-social practice intervenes in contemporary geo-political scenarios.
Poetics & Politics Abstracts and Programme
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: