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CALL FOR PANELS:


VISIBLE EVIDENCE SEVEN:
STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES IN DOCUMENTARY FILM AND VIDEO
Presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive

The seventh annual Visible Evidence Conference
UCLA
Thursday-Sunday, August 19-22, 1999

Deadline for PANEL & WORKSHOP PROPOSALS:  February 1, 1999

(Call for individual papers will follow)



Visible Evidence is a major interdisciplinary event focused on the role of
film and video as witness to and voiced for lived, social reality. It
spins
out from a center in non-fiction documentary to encompass issues of
ethnography, journalism, medical imaging, the law and visible evidence,
advocacy, biography and autobiography, and the art of social
representation. We welcome a wide range of perspectives including:
anthropology, architecture, media studies, urban studies, ethnic studies,
fine arts, gay and lesbian studies, law, literature, history, journalism,
medicine, philosophy, political science, sociology and women's studies.

This announcement is a CALL FOR PANEL, WORKSHOP, AND SCREENING PROPOSALS.
 We seek panel and workshop proposals from interested participants. Once
panels and other events are selected, a general call for papers and
presentations will follow.

Possible panel or workshop topics might include, but are not limited to,
the following:

* The New Truth: storytelling, the "true story" and documentary in both
film and television.

* Others representing Others: issues of self-representation with people of
color

* Gay and lesbian representation

* Documentary spectatorship

* Issues in selection and preservation of newsreels and other non-fiction
materials
.
* The role and status of home movies.

* Surveillance technologies on television and in new media

* Right Time/Right Place: amateur footage and historic events

* Urbanites, Urban Sites: representations of the city

* Critical theory/cultural studies: new directions in social
representation

* Rockumentary-hootchie-koo: the rock documentary and its influences from
its origins to MTV

* The ethnographic impulse: self-reflection and cultural representation

* Evidence in institutional discourses of the Real: visual evidence and
argument in law, medicine, science, others

* Disclosure and confession: the personal and the social from
tele-exploitation to self-revelation

* Evidence of the subjective element: the rise of subjectivity and its
relation to generic convention (e.g. The Devil Never Sleeps and The Thin
Blue Line)

* The Sell: evidence, argument, rhetoric in advertising, MTV, political
campaign films, CSPAN, News programming, etc.

* Music, sound effects, manipulation in the non-fiction film

* Evidence of history: problems of presenting the Past

* Transnational documentary and the global economy

* Documentary ethics: beyond victimization


To propose a panel or workshop:

1) provide a 25-50 word statement on the main focus; 2) describe the
theme or
topic you wish to see addressed in 200-250 words; 3) include a brief
bibliography and 4) some indication of your expertise in the proposed
area.
If you are proposing a workshop, indicate how many active participants you
would want to include.

To propose material for screening, provide the title(s), director,
country,
running time, and theme(s).

Submit proposals by e-mail to James Friedman at:
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(if you are attaching a document be sure to indicate the application the
file was created in)

or submit hard copy to:
James Friedman
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Archive Research and Study Center
46 Powell Library
Box 951517
Los Angeles, CA 90095

For more information, contact [log in to unmask]

DEADLINE FOR PANEL AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS IS FEBURARY 1, 1999.

Approximately 20 minutes from LA Airport, UCLA is located in the village
of Westwood.  A variety of on-campus housing facilities will be available.
Details will follow.

The Archive would like to acknowledge the support of the UCLA Department
of Film and Television and the USC School Cinema-Television.



James Friedman
Manager, Archive Research and Study Center
UCLA Film and Television Archive
310-206-5388
310-206-5392 (fax)
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