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Thinking Documentary Film

 

 

 

Documentary films appeal to philosophical thinking in a particularly challenging way for they do not constitute artworks in a traditional sense, that is, as constructions entirely created by an artist subject. Rather, they combine a specific claim for truthfulness and for adequacy with the artistic intervention of the filmmaker. Therefore, documentary films are, by their very constitution, an expression of the “quarrel between poetry and philosophy”, the former being associated with art, invention, subjectivity and the senses, the latter being related to the search for truth, as described by Plato (see LaRocca, 2017). The inherent tension caused by the coexistence of those conflicting moments is sometimes concealed (as in many mainstream productions), sometimes emphasized and productively transformed into a tool for critique (as in many subversive artistic productions). In any case, they incite us to reflect on the complex relations between objective facts and their subjective mediation and to problematize the production of (ethical, political and truth) values through media, while concomitantly confronting us with the problem of finding an adequate artistic form for disclosing a truth content of empirical reality. This working group aims at investigating how documentary formats produce, contest, subvert and question political, epistemological and aesthetic values on multifold levels. 

 

Members

Stefanie Baumann, Ph.D (coordinator)

Patrícia Castello-Branco, Ph.D

Maile Colbert, Ph.D student in artistic studies (FCT Research fellow)

Vittorio Lubrano, Ph.D student in philosophy

Dima Mohammed, Ph.D

Susana Mouzinho, Ph.D student in artistic studies (FCT Research fellow)

Susana Nascimento Duarte, Ph.D

Liliana Rosa, Ph.D

Giovanni Tusa, Ph.D

Susana Viegas, Ph.D

 

 

Events

All Events

1st International Conference on Cinema, Philosophy and Children’s World

Co-organized by Ifilnova | CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema &…

July 09, 2019

1st Film Program on Lives in Transition: Exodus | Migrations | Exile

Co-organized by CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema & Philosophy, EPLab…

July 08, 2019

4ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Sérgio Dias Branco apresenta “Os Lugares da Esperança”

April 10, 2019

3ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Diego Hoefel apresenta "Reinvenções Dramatúrgicas do Melodrama no Cinema Contemporâneo:…

April 02, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 7

with Judith Barry and Giovanni Tusa

March 27, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 6

with Jean-Gabriel Périot and Alain Brossat

February 28, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 5

with Albert Serra and Alexander Garcia Düttmann

February 21, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 4

with Emily Wardill and Michael Marder

December 17, 2018

2ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Patrícia Castello Branco apresenta "A experiência do Sublime no Cinema:…

November 20, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 3

with Maria Augusta Ramos and Patricia Mourão

September 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 2

with Alberto Toscano and Simon Thompson

July 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 1

with Renee Green and Ute Holl

June 01, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

On the value of necessary images: Werner Herzog’s quest for ecstatic truth

Research workshop with Eric Lecerf

March 14, 2018

SOUND PRINT: Monteith McCollum - Screening and Conversation

Seminar Session presented by Mesa De Montagem and CineLab

March 09, 2018

Film and Philosophy: contemporary approaches

Study Day

October 25, 2017

Institutions

IFILNOVA
FCSH
UNL
FCT