A workshop covering the politics and logistics behind archive use in creative documentary forms. Mila Turajlic is a documentary filmmaker and archive researcher whose work in archives extends from accessing and reactivating film archives of a disappeared country to tracking down the erased history of a resistance movement. Aimed at directors, producers, and the archivally-curious, the workshop will break down the logistical process of researching, obtaining, and working with archival materials. Using examples of creative archive treatment, it will aim to raise philosophical questions of archive activism in terms of right to use, involvement in collecting and preserving, and the construction of private memory from public archives.
Session Category : 2017