Visual writing reflecting the social sciences

  • Tuesday 22nd November from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm and Wednesday 23rd 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 share a common history, during which they meet to discuss objects and methods. Intention, whether documentary or monographic, forms part of the same effort to understand human societies.

Both imply questions regarding the sources specific to each discipline and their relationship to reality. There are also question relating to the writing of each medium. From this experience, founded on human interactions, intellectual and emotional constructions emerge. The cinematographic image allows other versions of reality, where emotions add 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. All dimensions of cinematography are taken into account, be they technical or 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 Prize's winners 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 for the "Visual writing reflecting the social sciences" colloquium (pdf format)