Unconscious prejudices: who speaks, who explains, and who looks

What prejudices do we unconsciously release when we create a documentary?

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29 May 2020 16:00 — 17:00
Audiencia Cine Conferencia DocsBarcelona

What prejudices do we unconsciously release when we make a documentary? Can we detect them before making them obvious? Historically, documentary has looked at very diverse realities but mostly from the perspective of male white directors, with a western-centric and heterosexual point of view. How does this affect the telling of stories featuring women, racialized or non-heteronormative people? And what is the effect of the ever-present Western perspective when narrating realities from other countries and cultures?

In this round table we want to open the dialogue and highlight what we do not realize. In documentary, the protagonists talk about reality and the viewer looks, but who explains this reality, and how?

Language: Spanish

Salima Jirari

Salima Jirari

Head of Distribution at DocsBarcelona

She is currently head of distribution at DocsBarcelona. With nearly 10 years of experience in the au...

Nerea de las Heras

Nerea de las Heras


Having trained as an art historian, she’s a journalist by trade. Throughout her career she has writt...

Sally Fenaux

Sally Fenaux

Screenwriter, filmmaker, and consultant

Sally Fenaux Barleycorn is an internationally-acclaimed screenwriter, filmmaker, and consultant with...

Miguel Missé

Miguel Missé

Sociologist and trans activist

Miguel Missé (Barcelona, 1986) is a sociologist and trans activist. His current interests focus on p...

Marta Segarra

Marta Segarra

Research Director at the Laboratoire d’Études de Genre et de Sexualité-LEGS

Marta Segarra is Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Barcelona, and Research Director a...

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