P03 - Existential crisis, exceptional fields (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 50min

Panel 03 - Existential crisis, exceptional fields: expanding fieldwork and storytelling in the face of hyper-violence and pandemic

Convenor: Anne Huffschmid (Freie Universität Berlin)

Short abstract: The panel discusses audiovisual and artistic approaches to vulnerability and crisis in settings such as Syria, Mexico and Guatemala. It seeks to relate experiences and ideas on aesthetical and methodological strategies as well as challenges such as how to deal with distance or the unseeable.


  • Ayouni- the making of and distribution of a film on forcible disappearance in Syria
    Author: Yasmin Fedda (Queen Mary University London)

  • Community video and the redressing of violent transgressions through k’iche’ legal practices in Guatemala.
    Author: Carlos Flores (Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, México)

  • Survivors’ strategies: Maya women’s organisations, a documentary in a pandemic context.
    Author: Giovanna Miralles Terán de Wilkin (Canterbury Christ Church University)

  • Radical documentary as critical action: experimental and expanded film practices as resistance
    Author: Pablo MZ (Universidad Iberoamericana)

  • Google Street View: the possibility of an archive
    Author: Valentina Sarmiento Cruz

Find the papers’ abstracts here.

A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.