Day 1: Friday, March 18

9:30AM – 10AM: Registration

10AM – 12PM: Roundtable: Verging: Towards an Emerging Documentary Practice

Nyla Innuksuk (Pinnguaq Productions), Gerry Flahive (Modern Story), and Isaac Rayment (Shok Kreative).

Respondent: Professor Caitlin Fisher (York)

12PM – 1PM: LUNCH BREAK (not provided)

1PM – 3PM: Presentation of Life On Hold (Kngfu and Al Jazeera)

Ralph Dfouni and Ghassan Fayad (Kngfu) Respondent: Professor Sharon Hayashi (York)


3:30PM – 5:30PM: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: In Conversation with Jonathan Harris (Network Effect)

Respondent: Professor Brenda Longfellow (York)

5:30PM – 7:30PM: RECEPTION

Meet and mingle with speakers and conference attendees. Please note cash bar, but appetizers will be provided.


Day 2: Saturday, March 19th

9:00 – 9:30AM: Registration

9:30AM – 11AM: Perceiving the Digital Real: Shifts in Traditional Documentary

Paula John (York): The Documentary Value of Performance Art: Mapping Documentary Film Theory onto Performance Practices.

Malcolm Morton (York): The Spectacle of Synthesis: Contemporary Digital Aesthetics and the Blurring of Documentary and Narrative Fiction.

Jacqueline Ristola (York): Recreating Reality: The Documentary Genre Within Waltz With Bashir and Persepolis.

(Chair) Caroline Klimek (York)

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: COFFEE BREAK

11:15 AM – 12:45PM: Interactivities: Interrelational Geographies; Social Autonomies

Mark Terry (York): Contemporary Treatments of Actuality: Digital and Spatial Turns for Social Change.

Laura Turnbull (York): Aboriginal Self-­‐Representation and   Self-­‐Sovereignty   through documentary new media.

(Chair) Dorit Naaman (Queen’s): From Reel Pasts to Digital Futures: An interactive intervention re-inscribing Palestinians into contemporary Israel.

12:45PM – 2PM: LUNCH BREAK (not provided)

2PM – 3:45PM: Digital Prosthesis: Embodiments & Sights

(Chair) Susan McWhinney (SUNY, Rochester): Smart Phones and the Embodied Frame in Documentary Work.

Aroussiak Gabrielian (USC): Streetview as Storyspace (via Skype)

Clorinde Peters (McMaster): Total War: Documentary photography in an era of neoliberal conflict.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM COFFEE BREAK

4PM – 5:30PM: Workshop: In Praxis

4PM – 4:20PM: Live Performance

Cyrus Sundar Singh (Ryerson): Africville in Black and White: How a National Historic Site and the destruction of a Church have reignited racial hatred in the Canadian City of Halifax.

4:20PM – 5:30PM: Virtual/Augmented Reality and Interactive Workshops Featuring Helios Design Lab and Kngfu.

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