Bearing Witness to Injustices: Filmmaking in Advocacy and Research Method
A seminar with Suzanne Bouclin, PhD
Presented by the CFI in conjunction with the University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival
Co-presented by SAW Video  
Saturday October 4th
Fauteux Hall, Room 413
Free admission
This talk will explore some overarching issues encountered when using filmmaking as a tool for advocacy or practical research. Suzanne Bouclin will outline how audio-visual and formal legal strategies differ but may also be used in tandem; explore the distinction between audio-visual advocacy and research; and outline some of the legal and ethical issues she has faced in creating or collaborating to create audio-visual representations on how homeless people experience law. 
To register, email workshops@sawvideo.com
Suzanne Bouclin is a law professor at the University of Ottawa and lawyer engaged in anti-poverty work.  Her primary research interests reside at the intersection of law, poverty and cinema. In that context she has worked with Homeless Nation (a website designed for and by the homeless community) and is currently developing a digital storytelling program for street-involved people in Ottawa.

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