We are a self-orga­nized sem­i­nar col­lec­tive of Visual Anthro­pol­o­gy, run by a group of stu­dents from the depart­ment of Social Anthro­pol­o­gy in Albert-Lud­wigs-Uni­ver­sität Freiburg. In this fes­ti­val edi­tion we are facil­i­tat­ing two work­shop days from 15th to 16th of May, in coop­er­a­tion with the stu­dents’ plat­form of the Freiburg­er Filmforum.  Our aim is to bring young film­mak­ers and stu­dents togeth­er and create a space for exchange and shar­ing expe­ri­ences. Togeth­er we want to re-think estab­lished approach­es, towards a more sen­si­tive prac­tice of film­mak­ing that is more aware to power struc­tures. Through a sen­si­tive pro­duc­tion of anthro­po­log­i­cal­ly informed film, it can be con­veyed to the public that there are as many real­i­ties as there are indi­vid­u­als and living enti­ties on the planet.  Film can be used as a tool for break­ing nor­ma­tive per­cep­tions as well as widen­ing per­spec­tives. There­fore, we want to invite film­mak­ers and inter­est­ed young people to share their knowl­edge. By ques­tion­ing how we do film, we also have to re-think our own entan­gle­ments and posi­tion­al­i­ties and how we engage within and with the world. 

Mon, 15-May-23 02:00 PM
What are essen­tials to a sen­si­tive approach to film? How does rela­tion­ship-build­ing in film­mak­ing influ­ence the whole expe­ri­ence for all par­tic­i­pants? What does col­lab­o­ra­tion really mean in a prac­ti­cal sense … read more

Sat, 20-May-23 01:30 PM

Hà Lệ Diễm is an inde­pen­dent female film­mak­er work­ing in Viet­nam. CHILDREN OF THE MIST is her first fea­ture-length doc­u­men­tary film. Behind the making of the film, lies a deep con­nec­tion between the pro­tag­o­nist Di and the film­mak­er Hà Lệ Diễm. They accom­pa­nied each other over a time frame of over three years in their day-to-day life. The film­mak­ing prac­tice inter­twined during the process with a sphere of friend­ship, emo­tion­al respon­si­bil­i­ty, and shared experiences.
We will start with a Q&A with the film­mak­er about the back­ground of the film and the gen­er­al ques­tion of find­ing char­ac­ters, sto­ries, co-cre­ators, men­tors, equip­ment, fund­ing, etc. as an inde­pen­dent film project. After that, the focus will espe­cial­ly lie on the role of empa­thy with the pro­tag­o­nists through emo­tion­al con­nec­tion within the film­mak­ing process.
This work­shop could open an exchange space for young stu­dents and film­mak­ers to share expe­ri­ences about the impor­tant role of empa­thy in film­mak­ing and the sphere of eth­i­cal nego­ti­a­tions that comes with it.

Lệ Diễm, stud­ied jour­nal­ism in Hanoi jour­nal­ism, earn­ing her diplo­ma in 2013. CHILDREN OF THE MIST is her first doc­u­men­tary to be sup­port­ed by a grant from the Sun­dance Insti­tute Doc­u­men­tary Film Pro­gram and received the Best Direc­tor Award at IDFA in 2021