Documentaries for Change

BB_AraAs one of the 25 fellows of the Docs for Change initiative, in 2014-2015 I had several sessions and workshops with professional film makers about documentaries and then it was our turn to give back to our community.

As well as giving a workshop on film subtitling for the other fellows, in May I organized a screening of the Min Sook Lee’s “El Contrato” followed by a panel on the social role or interpreters and cultural mediators. In October, I organized a screening of Amar Wala’s “Secret Trial 5”, followed by a panel on the human impact of the War on Terror in Canada, with the director and two other experts in the topic.

The end of program was marked with a full-day Conference – a day of panels and sessions creating opportunities for meaningful conversations about languages, social justice and community engagement with documentaries. I participated in one of the breakout sessions with filmmaker Lalita Krishna, showing how filmmakers and translators can work as a team to reach diverse communities successfully.