Jem Cohen Teaches Lyrical Documentary at the ICP this July



UnionDocs’ program advisor order reminyl canada Jem Cohen online will teach a summer class on “Documentary as a Lyrical Force” at the ICP during July. This intense four-days class (July 24-29, 10:00 am-5:00 pm) explores unconventional approaches to film and video documentary, focusing on the personal/poetic. Emphasis is on keen observation, avoiding the formulaic, and strategies for working with low budgets and little or no crew.

Acorrding to Cohen “we will view and discuss work by vital but lesser-known pioneers such as Chris Marker, Humphrey Jennings, Helen Levitt, Santiago Álvarez, John Cohen, and Forough Farrokhzad, as well as the instructor’s own films. Students are also encouraged to bring in ongoing  projects or create a short during the week for group discussion.”

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