Documentary film is a very powerful medium in the field of global justice. It can document human rights violations, proof war crimes in court, or communicate a strong call for solidarity and action. But documentary filmmaking is never just a ‘neutral’ registration of reality.
In two sessions, Professor Wouter Werner (VU Amsterdam) and Dr. Sofia Stolk (VU Amsterdam/Asser Institute) invite you to explore the connection between justice, documentary film, truth and evidence with a focus on two films in the Camera Justitia competition: Theatre of Violence and Iron Butterflies.
The seminar equips you to critically watch, assess, and discuss what these films communicate and how this is achieved.