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: [log in to unmask] (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) [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.