Transgressions

Documentary Film Festivals

Transformative Learning, Community Building & Solidarity

Authors: Roy, Carole

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  • Access to information and various voices is key to a thriving democracy; Documentary Film Festivals features stories by independent documentary filmmakers that challenge assumptions, foster critical thinking and media literacy through examples of struggles and victories that stimulate our capacity to imagine possibilities
  • While providing information, documentary film festivals create a public space and bring people together, contributing to a sense of community locally and solidarity on a global level, and promoting active community engagement
  • Film festivals are popular cultural events but rarely are the voices of audience and organizers heard: Documentary Film Festivals: Transformative Learning, Community Building and Solidarity gives their voices a chance to name their learning and the resulting transformations
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Documentary film festivals do more than provide a venue for watching films: they have the potential to foster critical thinking, especially toward mainstream media. The film festivals discussed in this book also help build a sense of community locally, as well as promote solidarity with people involved in struggles for social justice and ecological integrity around the world. Documentaries by independent filmmakers reveal stories ignored by mass media, stories at times tragic but more often than not inspiring. It can be said that documentary film festivals create a public space for citizens to listen together and to become informed on current issues in greater depth than newscast bulletins offer.  This book shows how documentary films create a liminal space with transformative potential, a space that challenges assumptions, supports the development of empathy, and often stimulates engagement and action. In viewing documentaries together and engaging in critical reflection and dialogue, citizens can imagine alternative possibilities and consider solutions. Documentary Film Festivals: Transformative Learning, Community Building & Solidarity offers the voices of attendees, sponsors, and organizers who shared their thoughts and experiences of documentary film festivals and the impact on their views and engagement. Activists and organizers of various social movements who are seeking ways to inform and inspire will see evidence in this text that documentary film festivals are a means of drawing diverse audiences, engaging differences and respectfully promoting hope and preferred visions of the future. Documentary Film Festivals: Transformative Learning, Community Building & Solidarity includes concrete examples of creative and courageous struggles that have led to victories often ignored by the media. This book is bound to inspire.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Documentary Film Festivals
Book Subtitle
Transformative Learning, Community Building & Solidarity
Authors
Series Title
Transgressions
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-480-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-480-0
Series ISSN
2214-9732
Edition Number
1
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