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New Meetup: Documentary Appreciation Salon: Documentary as Political Critique (April 13)

From: Erica
Sent on: Friday, April 2, 2010 7:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Docs In Progress (Documentary Films and Filmmaking)!

What: Documentary Appreciation Salon: Documentary as Political Critique

When: Tuesday, April 13,[masked]:30 PM

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

This salon series, moderated by Docs In Progress co-founder Erica Ginsberg, brings together filmmakers and documentary film aficionados to discuss and debate great issues in documentary cinema. Each salon will focus around a particular sub-genre of documentary and use clips from documentary films and questions from the moderator to spur reflection and discussion.

This month's topic will focus on the contemporary documentary as political critique and social commentary. Issues we may consider include how different stylistic approaches to covering similar subjects; the fine line between point of view and propaganda; and whether even journalistic documentaries about newsworthy events can be truly unbiased.

Although this is a free event, because of limited seating (of no more than 15-20 participants), advance registration is highly recommended. Even if you RSVP through MeetUp, we recommend you also register through the Docs In Progress website.

This month's Documentary Appreciation Salon takes place at the Modern Times Coffeehouse at Politics & Prose Bookstore. The coffeehouse is on the lower level of the bookstore and we encourage you to enjoy their selection of coffees, teas, soups, sandwiches, and sweets as we watch and discuss the film clips.

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