Programme: Sunday 5th November

Timberland Showcase

This FREE event screened documentary films hosted by the 8th DocFilm Festival…..especially about the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs…..’global citizens’ sharing their stories…..also free entry to our competition.

2pm-5pm Timberland, Upper Mall, Highcross, Leicester LE1 4AN

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

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Teaching Literacy Through Film

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Recent research has shown film can be a powerful tool to help improve children’s reading and writing. It can also be used to develop a range of abilities – decoding, inference and analysis – as well as expanding creativity and improving vocabulary. In this online course, you’ll find out how you can help your students learn with film, with advice and insights from film education experts from the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film.

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The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

 

Programme: Saturday 4th November

Documentary Media Centre ‘Open Day’….a drop in to view the documentary films, photography, audio and new media exhibits.

Ineke Poultney and Andy Williams

These included…….

Out of Eden Walk’ – the 7 year ‘slow journalism’ project – this interactive exhibit covered using documentary media (documentary film, photography, audio and new media) in a classroom/learning setting.

It included examples such as the ‘Out of Eden Walk’ project and information on free resources available to teachers/educators

A Doc Media exhibition brought us up-to-date following the battle to save The Community Channel, the nation’s first community-owned TV channel part of the Media Trust.

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11am-3pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

Rob Watson captured me trying to look serious!

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

Programme: Friday 3rd November

Conflict Reporting…..’the first draft of history’……does anyone care?

This illustrated talk focuses on the changing role of the ‘war’ reporter from WW2 up to the modern day.

I’ll include a conflict showcase of footage captured in September 1973 by UPITN teams across the globe.

UPITN was a major global television news agency. It had an extensive network of foreign bureaux, with crews filming events and people to supply broadcast news companies with material.  In the 1970s, along with Visnews, it was the key player in international newsgathering, providing content that has informed our collective visual memory of that era.

You will view ‘the news ‘as it was filmed, not as broadcast‘ including raw footage from Cambodia Highway 4, Chile’s President Allende and Victoria Station bomb blast.

Conflicts across the world compete for space in our news feeds, channels and platforms…….do the sacrifices made by modern day ‘war’ reporters to bring us these stories actually change/shape/ influence public opinion and the actions of policy makers?

5.00pm-6.00pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

Programme: Thursday 2nd November

Can documentary film really bring about change?

Saying it does and proving it does can be quite difficult in the short term.

But what happens when we review a documentary over 3-10 years in light of events and view it with a global perspective.

This illustrated talk focused on three documentaries, that in my opinion, demonstrate at the very least they informed the debate and motivated people to take action.

We looked at the climate change debate and review the ground breaking documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth‘ by former US Vice President Al Gore from 2006. Did Al Gore’s predictions become reality over the proceeding 10 years and did the public take real action to change their habits?

Burma VJ took us inside the ‘closed’ Myanmar (Burma) of 2008 and a world that most of us will never experience. But with Aung San Suu Kyi now in power after 15 years ‘house arrest’, how did the films call for change in Myanmar pan out for those seeking to elect their national heroe.

Finally, we looked at 2013’s surprise box office hit Blackfish. The social media storm around the film did real damage to SeaWorlds business with its shares halving in value. How did this low-budget $76,000 film help the plight of captive whales and other animals around the World?”

5pm-6pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

Programme: Wednesday 1st November

The 2017 Documentary Media Month programme was officially launched at Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College or as most of us know it….. WQE!

Over 40 WQE students visited the specially created pop-up version of the Documentary Media Centre to see ‘documentary media’ – film, photography, audio and new media exhibits that showcase real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

Through support of the WQE Developing Young Professionals project, the Documentary Media Centre strives to ensure that students are given access to a wide range of opportunities to develop their employability skills for working in the media industry.

Click the link for the WQE website: www.wqe.ac.uk

10am-1pm WQE College, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RJ.

East Midlands Community Media Network

The aim of this project is to develop networking events, host regular podcasts discussions, list and share information about community media groups in the East Midlands, and promote ideas that support community development practices through community media.

Rob Watson & I discussed the role and importance of documentary media in a rapidly changing world – listen to Podcast One here

All welcome…tea & biscuits!

Click here to view the new site: www.civic.our.dmu.ac.uk

5-7pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishop Street, LE1 6AF.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

Programme: Thursday 30th November

Documentary Media Month Review

Join us for a celebration event as we look back over the programme and review the highlights.

5pm-6pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

Programme: Wednesday 29th November

East Midlands Community Media Network

The aim of this project is to develop networking events, host regular podcasts discussions, list and share information about community media groups in the East Midlands, and promote ideas that support community development practices through community media.

Join us for a chat about the new EMCM Network and get involved in the podcast discussion hosted by Rob Watson (DMU).

All welcome…tea & biscuits!

Click here to view the new site: www.civic.our.dmu.ac.uk

5-7pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

Doc Media exhibition to mark the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 

Showcase of short clips from documentary films will include 5 Broken Cameras The Gatekeepers / Budrus / Waltz with Bashir.

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The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

Programme: Tuesday 28th November

Interested in starting your own film festival?

Join us for this illustrated talk that covers ‘how to’ start, ‘who to’ involve, the type of venue and why are you doing it!

4pm-5pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

Programme: Monday 27th November

Community Media Cafe

If you were involved in Citizens Eye between 2008-2014, please drop in and ‘share’ your memories on the virtual Museum of Community Media timeline.

The Museum of Community Media archive covers 7 years of Leicester’s social history (2008-2014) through the content of community media organisation, Citizens Eye.

10.30am-11.30am The Chapel Cafe, Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

Museum of Community Media

Please join us as we look back over 7 years (2008-2014) of Leicester’s social history through the content of community media organisation, Citizens Eye.

4pm-5pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

Programme: Sunday 26th November

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

Future Learn offers a diverse selection of FREE online courses from top universities and specialist organisations from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities

Learn how to challenge attitudes that lead to violence against women and develop your knowledge of this human rights issue. 

Be part of a movement to end violence against women

The United Nations considers violence against women to be a grave violation of human rights of epidemic proportions.

Such violence has profoundly negative consequences for individuals, communities and entire societies. This is why violence against women is a priority issue for governments and societies around the world.

On this course you will learn about the roots of violence against women, the principles of gender inequality at its centre and most importantly, how to challenge entrenched attitudes that impact women the world over.

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Click here to join the course or register for the next one: www.futurelearn.com

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017