The UVa Digital Humanities Series: Participatory Filmmaking

News item posted on: March 16th, 2011
The UVa Digital Humanities Series,
Participatory Filmmaking: A Two-Part Event: Presentation & Screening

The UVa Digital Humanities Spring 2011 Speaker Series
Presents A Two-Part Event:

Presentation: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Screening: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

SHANTI, the Scholars’ Lab, and IATH are pleased to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a two-part event on Thursday, March 17, 2011, featuring three prominent filmmakers working in China and Africa, amongst other places, Nelson Walker (Kham Film Project), Lynn True (a New York-based filmmaker and editor), Tsering Perlo (founder of Rabsal), who will offer a presentation on the power of participatory filmmaking and a screening of their current, highly-acclaimed film project, Summer Pasture.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Presentation:
“Participatory Filmmaking as a Means of Social Transformation”
3:30pm, Minor Hall Auditorium

A reception will follow immediately afterward.

Screening:
Summer Pasture
7:00pm, Clark Hall 108 (Auditorium)

Summer Pasture is a moving documentary that follows a nomadic Tibetan family over the course of a summer who are faced with a changing world that is threatening their culture and very way of life. It offers a unique perspective into the lives and traditions of the nomadic Tibetan people and their struggle for survival.

To read more about Nelson Walker, Lynn True, Tsering Perlo and their projects, click here. For more information about Summer Pasture and the Kham Film Project, click here.

These events are co-sponsored by: