WORKSHOP: AVOIDING SIMPLE STORIES

Date: 21st October 2017
Time: 11:00 – 15:00
Place: Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrum Deutscher Sinti und Roma, Aufbau Haus, 3. Etage, Prinzenstr. 84.2, 10969 Berlin
Referent: Andrea Pócsik
In English language
Fee: 20,- € / filmArche members 10,- €

The workshop includes the screening of TOTO AND HIS SISTERS which follows in Moviemento

 

This workshop gives the participants overall theoretical and practical knowledge about “avoiding simple stories”. Romani people and communities are often represented stereotypically but we can hardly imagine how this influences their social relations, how it destroys their self-evaluation. Media contents are often saturated with overused catchphrases and hinder creative, critical thinking. Through the ability of replacement and examining good and positive practices the workshop will show the participants their “affectedness” and teach them to depict other people respectfully.

The workshop dynamically mixes several elements of world café and photo voice methodology, includes mutual analyses of film extracts, discussions on topics they raise. If you want to learn more about the Roma film images, how they produce knowledge, how they affect emotionally, come and join us!

REFERENT:

Andrea Pócsik Ph.D.

Senior lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Her main research areas are film, cultural and Romani studies and media archaeology. Her most recent research about Roma representation in film and media has been just published in a book titled: “Passing – the (an)archaeology of Roma image making”.

Her academic activities are devoted to purposes of domesticating engaged scholarship and building cultural resistance, working out new higher education methods of teaching film, media and cultural studies. In 2011 she founded Roma Visual Lab, and she has been working as a film curator in many film events and as academic expert in RomArchive.

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