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Craig Hight <[log in to unmask]>
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International Documentary Conference
8th -12th September 2000
University of Auckland
New Zealand

This documentary conference is the third of such international documentary
events to be held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Following
the precedents set by "In Reality" (1996) and "Thinking Markets" (1998) we
aim to stimulate productive dialogue between documentary professionals
researching and working at universities, and in the film and television
industries of Australasia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The conference begins with an opening night premiere, followed by a
three-day symposium and ending with a day of practitioner workshops.  The
majority of panel discussions will be oriented around the intersection of
theory and practice with two sessions focused on industry questions of

In response to a need for a regular forum for documentary theories in the
Asia-Pacific region, with the support of Australian academics we are
widening the focus this year to invite international participation in the
presentation of conference papers.  "Documentary Sites" is an invitation to
open up documentary scholarship and practice to further geographical, media
and discursive modes of siting /sighting documentary.

Panels will be based around the following themes:

Documentary Audiences
Ethics and Documentary
Documentaries of the Asia-Pacific Region
Postcolonialism, Indigeneity and Diaspora
New Media
Digital to 35mm:  the New Visibility of Theatrical Documentary
Political or Agitational Documentary
Reality TV and Celebrity
The Politics of History-Making
Drama Documentary:  Borders and Boundaries
The Apparatus in Documentary:  Camera, Sound, Edit

CALL FOR PAPERS:  the closing date for paper submissions is 31 March, 2000.

Please send a brief (200 word) paper abstract:

Via Email to:  [log in to unmask]
(Please stipulate panel topic in the subject headings field)

or Via Overland Mail to:

Susie Corrick
Documentary Sites
Centre for Film, Television and Media Studies
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92018

Note: a Conference website is currently being developed, but in the short
term updates on Documentary Sites will be posted at the Centre for Film, TV
and Media Studies site:

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