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About the 2002 edition
The seminar concentrates on strong examples (not quantity) and on film language, rather than on production or distribution issues. It comes out of the need to interrogate the state of documentary film in a period when its obvious momentum carries out new contradictions. It aims to look into the documentary potential to renew the whole cinema practice, as well as to its resistance to the recent corset of standardization. And it looks into documentary not so much as a genre itself, but as a large territory of crucial representation issues present in all modern film.
The 2002 edition features a special dialogue with Eastern Asia film directors, following the Doc’ Kingdom seminar journey included at last year’s Yamagata film festival.
Also as a new feature, the seminar incorporates two thematic lectures/ debates, one on the Japanese documentary film and one on the present issues and challenges of documentary production in the world. In parallel to Doc’s Kingdom 2002 a special public program dedicated to the local audience will also be presented.
Transcription of the debates
First debate, after the films by Jean Breschand, by Gert de Graaff
and by Kawaguchi Hajime ... ❦
Second debate, after the films by Klaus Wildenhahn, by Ono Satoshi and by Sato Makoto ... ❦
Third debate, after the films by João Ribeiro and José Filipe Costa, by Avi Mograbi
and by Pablo García ... ❦
Fourth debate, after the films by Catarina Mourão, by Zhong Hua and by Ivo Ferreira ... ❦
Fifth debate, after the films by Klaus Wildenhahn and by José Luis Guerín ... ❦
Coordination of the edition: José Manuel Costa
Transcription, editing, translation: João Paulo Oliveira, Margarida Sousa, Teresa Borges