The documentary participant is largely a site of anxiety, viewed through the discourse of documentary image ethics and its construction of moral obligations between filmmaker and film participant. My focus on documentary practice rather than mere reception or effects is underpinned by a belief that documentary “publics” are created not only through viewing but also through material contact with the documentary process.
The speaker Shweta Kishore is a documentary practitioner and scholar. Alongside completing her PhD in Film and Television Studies from Monash University in 2016, her independent documentary practice focuses on themes of identity, resource allocation and globalisation.
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