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.

International Translation Day 2015

Happy to have helped conceive and edit this tribute to translators with the Portuguese Language Division of the American Translators Association!