To kill the documentary: to have an idea is to have a responsibility

The Hamaca residency project presents the workshop To kill the documentary: to have an idea is to have a responsibility, led by Mireia Sallarès at Hangar.

In 2002, the North American filmmaker Jill Godmillow wrote her manifesto Kill the documentary, as we know it. Twenty years later, she has published a book of the same name, in which she explains at length the need to make the political cinematic language of non-fiction something complex. A complexity that lives up to what the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska said when she wrote: “Reality defines itself, which is why its mystery is greater. Godmilov is one of those filmmakers who are aware that you have to make non-fiction films not only when you have “things to show”, but also (and above all) when you have “things to say”, who in the 1970s began to make auteur non-fiction films with radically new ideas that changed the way we produce and read what we call documentaries. A way of producing meaning that was clear that to have an idea is to have a responsibility. A responsibility that requires imagination because, as science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin warns us. Le Guin, the science fiction writer, warns us: “Responsibility begins in dreams,” because “in the imagination we begin to be the other. I am you. Barriers fall”. In this meeting, the artist Mireia Sallarès will present some of her projects, references and methodologies in complicity with these ways of doing.

The workshop includes a sample of work or research in progress by the participants, which will be discussed during the last session.

Practical information
Days: 18, 20, 22 September
Time: from 6 to 9 p.m.
Venue: Antigues oficines, Hangar
Languages: Catalan and Spanish
Price: 20 € general public / 10 € Amigues Hamaca option 2


Image: Mireia Sallarès. Tenir una història, tenir una responsabilitat.
A cura de Joana Masó.
05.03.2022 — 22.05.2022

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