Issue date: 10 December 2003

ISSUE DATE: 10/12/03
The eleventh edition of ‘Visible Evidence’ takes place in Bristol, 15-19 December 2003, hosted by Bristol Docs and the School of Cultural Studies at UWE, and the University of Bristol Department of Drama (Theatre, Film, Television), in association with the Watershed Media Centre.

Visible Evidence is a major international and interdisciplinary conferences on the role of film and video as witness and voice of social reality. The conference encompasses a wide range of cultural, political, social, historical, ethnographic and pedagogical questions, and seeks to expand beyond a purely academic schema and make links with filmmakers, curators and producers, in order to engage in debates on contemporary documentary practice and to explore the space between the perspectives of scholars and cultural producers and promoters.

Panels at this year's conference include: Archives of the Future; Documenting Documentary Impact; Evidence of What? Popular Docudrama; Images of war and death: ethics and intensity in documentary; Invisible Evidence; Latin American Images; Migration and Location: Transcultural Documentary Practice; Postcoloniality, history and digital cultural practice; Sitting in the dark: Documentary Audiences for the big screen; Space and Place in Documentary; Staging the Wild; The Memory of History; The Transnational "I"; Video Activism and Anti-Capitalism: Bristol and Buenos Aires.

The conference includes a number of screenings, including a presentation by Vision Machine (London); New British Documentary curated by DocHouse; Avi Mograbi's 'August', curated by Bristol Docs, with the director in attendance; and New Political Video from Argentina, presented by Vertigo Magazine.

Full details, including registration form, are available on the conference website:

For organisational/administrative inquiries please contact Tessa Barrera

Otherwise contact the conference convenor: Professor Michael Chanan (


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