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First workshop of Cinema Verite’s festival with the subject of ‘contemporary ethnographical documentary Cinema’

October 14th, 2008

First workshop of Cinema Verite’s festival with the subject of ‘contemporary ethnographical documentary Cinema’ was held this morning in Saba cultural center in Tehran by attendance of Prof. Heideman , visual anthropology professor from L.M.U. university of Munich, as the head and lecturer of the workshop.

In this workshop , the films  “ Playground” and “……” produced by the students of Prof. Heideman were shown which made the participants to ask some questions about these two films and about ethnographical films in general.

Then, by putting emphasis on the principle that “without a novel look to an issue, we can never have a good recognition of it”, Prof. Heideman talked about his ethnographical film Institute in Germany where the students spend 5-7 years to study visual anthropology and ethnographical films.

“The theme of an ethnography film must be able to introduce itself rather than being introduced by the dialogues or through film editing by the filmmaker and the dialogues must be formed by the theme and people in the film”, he added.

He also stated that in his Institute they believe in theme-centered work without special style.

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