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FILMMAKERS/CHANGEMAKERS: DOCUMENTARY FILMS AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Wed 15th : 11:00 Tancred

Cinemateket

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FILMMAKERS/CHANGEMAKERS: DOCUMENTARY FILMS AND SOCIAL CHANGE

 

 

The documentary film can have an enormous impact. It can create a great engagement, give a cause you work for international attention, be a good and alternative source of information, and can influence important changes in society.Human Rights Human Wrongs 2017 invites those who work with development, solidarity work, media or documentary film to a inspiring and educational day.

 

11:00-12:45 Hva er objektivitet for en klimajournalist?  (Norwegian) Free
Ved Andreas Ytterstad (HiOA)
12:45-13:00  Pause
13:00-14:00 Portraying the World Accurately: Constructive Journalism
by journalist Cathrine Gyldensted and photo journalist Jeroen Swolfs
14:00-14:30  Coffee and croissants
14:30-15:15 Documentary as a Tool for Social Change
by filmmaker Femke van Velzen
15:15-16:15 Panel: How can NGOs and filmmakers cooperate to achieve the largest impact possible ?
16:30-18:00 Screening of Justice for Sale
(Directors: Femke & Ilse van Velzen)

This seminar will give you good examples and ideas for how a documentary film can be used for creating change in attitudes and awareness.

You are welcome to attend all parts, or come and go as you please.

Hva er objektivitet for en klimajournalist? (Norwegian)

Kl 11:00 (gratis)

Trodde du det bare var Trump som utfordrer den objektive journalistikken? Også klimakrisen utfordrer objektivitetsidealet i norsk journalistikk.

Førsteamanuensis Andreas Ytterstad fra Institutt for journalistikk og mediefag ved HiOA foreleser om hvordan objektivitet forstås, på ulike måter, av klimajournalister.

 

2. Lecture: Portraying the World Accurately: Constructive Journalism

13:00 (tickets)

In the midst of the often one-sided, negative news coverage, a new approach to journalism has been slowly emerging – constructive journalism. The term is relatively new in Norway, but the interest in this journalistic to

ol is increasing. The aim of constructive journalism is to provide a more accurate picture of the world, whilst adhering to the core principles of journalism. However, in what way is constructive journalism different from other approaches to journalism, and how is it applied in practice? What possibilities lie in a story by exploring it from a new angle and by asking different questions? How does the point of departure for a narrative affect the stories we tell and ultimately create the world we live in?

The lecture is two-fold. First, journalist and Director of Constructive Journalism at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Cathrine Gyldensted, will give a presentation of constructive journalism and the increasing interest in th

e field. Furthermore, she will present how journalists can apply elements of constructive journalism and how it can strengthen their work.

Secondly, photojournalist Jeroen Swolfs will present his photo series Streets of the World. The concept of the photo series was quite simple: he wanted to take a picture of daily street life in every capital of the world. In doing so, the aim was to show the similarities between different people, countries and cultures to counterbalance the image of opposition and disunity that seems to be dominating the media and the public over the past years. His beautiful photos serve as illustrations of how elements of constructive journalism can be incorporated in the work of a photojournalist.

Following the presentations, there will be a q&a moderated by Anne Hege Simonsen.

Cathrine Gyldensted: Cathrine Gyldensted is a pioneer within the field of constructive journalism. Currently the Director of Constructive Journalism at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, she is innovating journalism by combining her experience as an investigative journalist and academic background from positive psychology.

Jeroen Swolfs: After graduating from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam, Jeroen Swolfs began his career as a photojournalist, focusing mainly on political and social topics. Through his photo series Streets of the World project, he stresses the importance of noticing the similarities across people, countries and cultures.

 

4: Presentation: Documentary as a Tool for Social Change – In Practice

 14:30

Filmmakers are largely aware of the impact they can have to engage a Western audience in debate, but how can documentaries be used as a tool for social change in the local communities they were originally filmed in?

This question motivated filmmakers Ilse & Femke van Velzen to use their documentaries as a tool to raise awareness and stimulate debate in the local context. The ultimate goal is to change perceptions and attitudes on sensitive societal issues, and motivate the audience to become actors of change. The films are incorporated into a powerful, effective and appealing educational project with extensive participation of local organisations and experts.

In 2008 an educational film project was started in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a mobile cinema travelled from village to village to show IFPRODUCTION’s Fighting the Silence, a film about sexual violence. The screenings reached more than a million Congolese. In the following years two more large film-based campaign projects were developed for the Congolese army and judiciary.

Femke van Velzen will present how the work of the Mobile Cinema Foundation illustrates how filmmakers can work with NGOs and the local civil society to organize tailor-made screenings of their documentaries. How have the communities benefitted from the project and how is the Mobile Cinema Foundation building on this experience for their ongoing project in South Sudan?

Femke van Velzen is a filmmaker and runs the film label IFPRODUCTIONS. For the Mobile Cinema Foundation Femke develops the messaging and storylines, film and produce the educational films for the purpose of awareness raising and debate.

 

4. Panel: How can NGOs and filmmakers cooperate to achieve the largest impact possible?

15:15

The panel:

Margreth Olin, filmmaker,

Femke van Velzen, filmmaker and founder of Mobile Cinema Foundation,

Hollie Fifer, filmmaker and director of The Opposition,

Jeroen Swolfs, photojournalist.

Anne Kari Garberg, Framtiden i våre hender, initiativtaker til dokumentarserien Sweatshop.

Moderator: Sarah Prosser, co-founder of Human Rights Human Wrongs

Andreas Ytterstad is an Associate Professor at Institute for journalism and media by HiOA og specialist at climate journalism. Author and climate activist.
Cathrine Gyldensted is a pioneer within the field of constructive journalism. Currently the Director of Constructive Journalism at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, she is innovating journalism by combining her experience as an investigative journalist and academic background from positive psychology.
Jeroen Swolfs After graduating from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam, Jeroen Swolfs began his career as a photojournalist, focusing mainly on political and social topics. Through his photo series Streets of the World project, he stresses the importance of noticing the similarities across people, countries and cultures.
Femke van Velzen is a filmmaker and runs the film label IFPRODUCTIONS. For the Mobile Cinema Foundation Femke develops the messaging and storylines, film and produce the educational films for the purpose of awareness raising and debate.
Margreth Olin is a Norwegian filmmaker and og scriptwriter with an impressive CV, icluding films Mannen fra Snåsa (2016), De andre (2012), Engelen (2009) and Ungdommens råskap (2004).
Hollie Fifer is an award-winning Australian film-maker who focuses on social change. Her first documentary feature is The Opposition, about a local community in Papua New Guinea, and is programmed at the festival.
 
If you have questions about Filmmakers/Changemakers, send an e-mail to silje@hrhw.no or call 95 27 87 21.
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