【04月28日】David Sullivan:American Documentary Films: Fact Versus Fabrication
 
发布时间: 2014-04-28 浏览次数: 20

主题:American Documentary Films: Fact Versus Fabrication

主讲人:David Allen Sullivan富布莱特学者)

时间:428日(周一)16:30-17:30

地点:松江校区5教楼 320

主办单位:英语学院

 

主讲人简介:

David Allen Sullivan’s first book, Strong-Armed Angels, was published by Hummingbird Press, and three of its poems were read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. Every Seed of the Pomegranate, a multi-voiced manuscript about the war in Iraq, was published by Tebot Bach. A book of translation from the Arabic of Iraqi Adnan Al-Sayegh, Bombs Have Not Breakfasted Yet was published in 2013, and Black Ice,about his father’s dementia and death, is forthcoming. He teaches at Cabrillo College, where he edits the Porter Gulch Review with his students, and lives in Santa Cruz with his love, the historian Cherie Barkey, and their two children, Jules and Mina Barivan. He was awarded a Fulbright, and is teaching in China 2013-2014 (yesdasullivan.tumblr.com). His poems and books can be found at http://davidallensullivan.weebly.com/index.html He says he''''s learned more from his Chinese students in this year of teaching than he imagines they''''ve learned from him.

讲座概要:

American Documentary Films: Fact Versus Fabrication

Documentary = a factual film or television programme presenting the facts with little or no fiction. A film whose representation is intended to accepted primarily as factual. The world depicted in the documentary is real, not imaginary. The documentary filmmaker simply observes and makes an objective record of real events. One can learn hard facts from a documentary.

However, Documentaries represent events, objects and people sometimes more truthfully than other types of films. People tend to play themselves. Yet truthfulness and factuality are only relative concepts, often they are determined by the context and preconceptions of the viewer. DOCUMENTARY FILMS DO NOT SIMPLY RECORD FACTS BUT CONSTRUCT REALITIES.