Visible Evidence XVII 9-12 August 2010, Bogazici University, Istanbul
Visible Evidence, the ambulatory international conference on documentary, will hold its 17th edition at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, from 9-12 August 2010. Hosted by docIstanbul, a non-profit training, research, policy and networking center focusing on documentary film, and Department of Western Languages and Literatures¹ Film Studies Program at Bogaziçi University, Visible Evidence XVII marks the first time that the preeminent documentary studies conference takes place in Turkey, or for that matter, anywhere in the 'Middle East'.
This year¹s conference will address all topics and current issues relating to documentary, with a specific regional emphasis on Turkey and its neighbors. Thus, although we welcome all proposals, we would like to encourage proposals with a focus on the following topics:
- Documentary from Turkey, Iran, the 'Middle East' more generally, the Balkan States and Greece - Turkic Documentary (from Turkic nations including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan; and communities such as Tatars) - Border-crossings in Documentary: Trans-nationalism, Border Trade, Migration, and Exile - Diasporic Documentary (especially, but not exclusively: German, Dutch, Belgian, British, North American, etc. Turkish/Kurdish documentary) - Fortress Europe (exclusion, policy and ideology) - Minority Discourses within the Region (Kurdish, Armenian, Arab, Alevi, Assyrian, Jewish, queer, etc.) - Activist media from the region
Sessions will last for two hours and be limited to four papers of no more than 20 minutes each. All papers to be presented in English.