Potsdam, Germany

Conversation with Memory

when 20 July 2021 - 24 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 600

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course has been postponed to 2021.

The workshop with film researcher and filmmaker Tanja Sakota aims to find your own personal relevance and understanding within spaces in Berlin and explore it with the medium film.
How do you access the abstract and invisible using the camera? How do you make invisible memory, visible? How can you explore monuments with the medium film?
Through this auto-ethnografic workshop, Dr. Tanja Sakota from the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg invites you to explore the present through memory and monuments in Berlin. The different spaces and monuments will be interrogated from a personal, political or cultural perspective.

Course leader

Tanja Sakota has lectured at Wits University since 1999. During this time she has also been a guest lecturer at ARCADA Film School in Finland, International Film Academy of Bologna in Italy and Syracuse University, United States, NAFTI Film School in Ghan

Target group

The Workshop "Conversations with Memory" is directed at professionals and students in the fields of filmmaking, literature and creative writing, anthropology, ethnology, cultural studies, film and theater studies as well as any other interested person, who would like to explore the themes of identity and memory in a practical workshop setting. Participants should have a basic knowledge of filmmaking and are required to bring their own filming device which can be a smart phone.

Fee info

EUR 600: Students receive a 10% discount off the regular price.