SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Making documentaries: maximising the impact on humanity and minimising the impact on the planet

Anna Sowa, Chouette Films

Date: 3 February 2016Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 3 February 2016Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: 30 Russell Square Room: 102

Type of Event: Seminar

Chouette Films draws stories from the third sector and the world of academia and merges them with the creative world to bring them to a wider audience. In this way, people’s voices are heard rather than being left to gather dust on library shelves or to vanish in long-forgotten memories. Drawing on the experience of working at Chouette Films, whose work often explores the widely unknown aspects of today's world, Anna will share her experiences and reflections of working in documentary film production. She will reflect in particular on the most daunting questions every documentary filmmaker considers - the question of ethics, authenticity and aesthetics. Extracts from Chouette Films work will accompany the session.
Anna Sowa is the co-founder of Chouette Films- a green film production company committed to using film as a tool for social change, specialised in working with NGOs and academia. Chouette Films' work has been recognised for its excellent standards and its contribution to social change. Anna is a PhD by practice candidate at the London Film School/ University of Exeter researching the role of the producer in collaborative documentary filmmaking.

Organiser: Dr Anna Lindley

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