Visual writing reflecting the social sciences

  • Tuesday 22 November from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm and Wednesday 23 November from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm at the musée du quai Branly
  • cinema

Free access with limited seating

Towards sharing between different cultures in the production of knowledge
A Franco-Norwegian exchange

Practitioners from the film world and that of the social sciences have in common a history in which they meet over objects and methods. Intention, whether documentary or monographic, forms part of the same effort to understand human societies.

The two undertakings imply questioning of sources and a relationship with the real. From this experience, founded on human interactions, emerge intellectual and emotional constructions. In the two cases, there are important issues of writing related to each medium. The cinematographical image authorises other versions of the real in which emotion adds a new dimension. It thus contributes to other forms of knowledge and understanding which are expressed through research, popularisation and education.

Since 1997, the department of Visual Cultural Studies at the University of Tromsø has employed an efficient training tool. The cinematographic act is taken into account in all its dimensions, both technical and intellectual.

Skills in these non-scriptual forms of knowledge are not only useful for communication between social groups, between North and South, but also to stimulate intellectual sharing.

At the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the aim of the documentary writing workshop is to promote the acquisition of intellectual and ethical positions applicable to film. The continued support of the CNRS-Images (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) has enabled the creation of a Documentary Writing Workshop Prize, some of the winners of which will be present during this encounter.

Two particular experiences are examined by the Franco-Norwegian encounter "Visual writing reflecting the social sciences".

Consult and download the programme of the "Visual writing reflecting the social sciences" colloquium (pdf format)