The Filmmaker Gaze: What Is The Truth When You Are Telling Your Own Or Someone You Know’s Story? (2021)
FRI 8 OCT 11:00 – 12:00, VUE6
In Partnership With Doc Society
What is truth when it is memory? Join us for this panel of LFF 2021 documentary filmmakers who are bravely exploring what it means to tell your own story or the story of those you love on film.
By definition, non-fiction film is work made with the intention of capturing reality or the truth about events or people, to the best of the filmmaker’s ability. While there are always decisions and biases in every documentary, depicting the truth is most often the driving force. However, what is the ‘truth’ when you are making a film about yourself, or someone in your immediate family. And how do truth and memory come together to make reality? The filmmakers on this panel have all made extremely intimate portraits of themselves or of people they know well, and they will explore questions of where lines are drawn when you work with someone you know and love; what challenges the truth holds when you work with your own memory, and lessons learned about the separation or lack thereof between life and art.
JIDE TOM AKINLEMINU (DIRECTOR, WHEN A FARM GOES AFLAME),
SAM FIRTH (DIRECTOR, THE WOLF SUIT),
AHMET NECDET CUPUR (DIRECTOR, LES ENFANTS TERRIBLE)
MODERATED BY LAURE BONVILLE