3rd Conference on Contemporary Greek Film Cultures
‘Strategies of the Documentary’
Vienna, 16-18 May 2018
Blickle Cinema / Belvedere 21
Organized by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies,
University of Vienna
Strategies of the Documentary – Following the events in London (2013) and Seattle (2015), the Third International Conference on Contemporary Greek Film Cultures addresses the aesthetic, cultural, political and historical correlations between moving images and all possible aspects of the ‘documentary’.
Crossing disciplines – With its discussion of past as well as recent methods to audio-visually re/construct or re/present ‚reality’, the conference touches on highly topical issues in cultural and media theory, film and art history, sociology, philosophy, political sciences, and archive studies.
International – While to date the film cultures of Greece have mainly been analyzed in a national perspective, the participants from Greece, Austria, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands will approach them as paradigm and basis for a more general exploration of documentary modes, variants and practices – not least to review their potential of ideological exploitation and political subversion…