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About the 2006 edition
A point of view about the world is a point of view about cinema. If one expects any film to incorporate a point of view about the world, today one should also note the importance of stressing almost the inverse: in the midst of the present audiovisual saturation, the productive use of the means of the cinema claims for an even stronger engagement, exigency and clarity concerning the place of cinema in the modern world. As much as a point of view about the world, the production boom claims for a point of view about cinema as a consequent part of our vision of the world.
The 2006 seminar includes some examples of this, films and film makers that define the landscape, and, consequently, may guide us along a journey through some key trends of contemporary cinema. Starting with films where each shot reveals a strong construction method, we will then rather concentrate on the recent methodologies of direct cinema.
Regarding the latter, we will propose a confrontation between different filming strategies, including an analytic approach of various parameters: treatment of space, treatment of time, handling of the camera, sound, editing.
The 2006 edition shall run according to a new structure of debates, in three distinct levels: dialogues on specific films; thematic presentation on formal strategies; collective debate.
Transcription of the debates
First debate, after the film by Pierre-Marie Goulet ... ❦ [French]
Second debate, after the films by Aurélien Gerbault and by Pedro Costa ... ❦ [English
Third debate, direct cinema put into question ... ❦
Fourth debate, after the films by Catarina Mourão and by Pedro Sena Nunes ... ❦
Fifth debate, after the film by Rahul Roy ... ❦
Sixth debate, after the filme by Frederick Wiseman ... ❦
Seventh debate, close reading with Frederick Wiseman ... ❦
Eighth debate, after the film by Keja Ho Kramer and Stephen Dwoskin ... ❦
Nine debate, final debate ... ❦
Coordination of the edition: Joana Frazão
Transcription, editing, translation: Nuno Ventura Barbosa, Mathilde Neves, Raquel Marques
Translation into English Marcia Martins de Brito, Susana Serras Pereira