RAI Film Festival Conference : Beyond Collaboration
P05: Beyond Collaboration: Responsible Film and Future Communities
Mar 6 – 10, 2023
Convened by Dr.Mike Poltorak & Dr.Eda Elif Tibet
Beyond Collaboration: Responsible Film and Future Communities
It is clear that to address climate change we need to live differently. This panel explores the distinctiveness of a/v productions with a prime commitment to and responsibility to communities and community concerns.
It is clear that to address climate change we need to live differently, in ways that reverse the results of consumptive capitalism. Living more community based lives, sharing resources and benefitting from increased social care and interactivity are in tune with arguments presenting Degrowth as a key strategy to imagine a better future. How then can we as filmmakers and multi-modal anthropologists actively contribute to more responsible futures? This panel explores the distinctiveness of a/v productions with a prime commitment to, and responsibility to communities, and community concerns and secondarily as a contribution to visual or multi-modal anthropology. We ask where does responsibility lie and how can it be shared or divided to mobilise our use of media for most benefit and impact.
14.30 Introduction -Mike Poltorak & Eda Elif Tibet
(10 minutes presentation-10 minutes discussion )
Art and Sustainability: The Eco-Poetics of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
Through a discussion of the striking images in Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams’ stories, in this presentation I reflect on how artistic engagements can allow us to craft collaboratively sustainable futures.
The Stories of Our Ancestors: the role of storytelling for community belonging
The Wanchos are farmers and storytellers. Residing in the most remote corner of India the society is on the cusp of monumental change. In a rapidly transforming environment how do we interpret the stories and reflect on the integrative meanings of moderation and restraint, sharing and resilience?
To Be A Marma: The Distillation of a Unique Buddhist Identity on the Borderlands of South and Southeast Asia
Farhana M Hoque
An examination of a hill community's response to the influx of climate refugees into their homelands which has been under military control since the 1970s. The paper refers to a PhD thesis on cultural identity and the film "To Be A Marma" which captures perspectives directly from the community.
Collaboration for Ethical Filmmaking
sava saheli singh, Lesley Marshall
This paper will talk about the process and challenges when academics work with non-academic artists, and how we can support collaborative, feminist, green, and ethical filmmaking.