2010, Thu, Jun 03

Authorship. Authority. Authenticity. Recent Documentaries from Elsewhere

"Struggle In Jerash" with Eduardo Thomas, Eileen Simpson, and Ben White

Eileen Simpson & Ben White | Struggle in Jerash (UK, Jordan 2009) | © Eileen Simpson & Ben White

Eileen Simpson & Ben White | Struggle in Jerash (UK, Jordan 2009) | © Eileen Simpson & Ben White

The consistent abuse of hierarchical structures within the field of documentary filmmaking has led to a redundancy in the (re)production of conventional notions such as “authorship”, “authority” and “authenticity”. Curator Eduardo Thomas presents contemporary experimental documentaries further eroding these seemingly immutable conventions.

Struggle In Jerash

D: Eileen Simpson and Ben White, UK 2009, 63 min.

The film offers access to the process of self-understanding through the careful compilation of new commentary voiceover by contemporary Jordanian thinkers on the first feature film shot in Jordan (D: Wassif Sheik Yassin, 1957).


Discussion with Eduardo Thomas, Eileen Simpson, Ben White

Authorship. Authority. Authenticity. Recent Documentaries from Elsewhere - further Screenings

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"Santiago" with Eduardo Thomas and João Moreira Salles
Sat 05.06.2010 | 12:00h More...

"Let Each One Go Where He May" with Eduardo Thomas and Ben Russell
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"Agrarian Utopia" with Eduardo Thomas and Uruphong Raksasad
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