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Cinepoetics Lecture #17: Robert Sinnerbrink - "Ecocinema and Ecological Value: Documentary Ethics in the Anthropocene" (Jan 24th)



News from Jan 10, 2023

Can documentary films convey ecological values? Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie University, Sydney) explores this question in his talk Ecocinema and Ecological Value: Documentary Ethics in the Anthropocene. Analysing three exemplary films, he works out different documentary approaches: the evidentiary-argumentative approach (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, US 2006), the poetico-aestheticist approach (KOYAANISQATSI, US 1982), and a combination of the two. This hybrid ‘poetico-discursive’ approach can be found in the recent documentary ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH (CA 2018), which will be screened after the lecture at 8 pm. In combining discursive arguments with poetic expression, such films are more likely to encourage enduring attitudinal and social change.

Robert Sinnerbrink's lecture is free of charge. For the screening, the usual prices of the Kino Arsenal apply.

January 24th, 2023, 6 pm, Kino Arsenal am Potsdamer Platz

6:00 – Kino 1

Lecture by Robert Sinnerbrink

7:30 – Foyer


8:00 – Kino 1

Screening: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH (J. Burtynsky, E. Baichwal, N. de Pencier, CA 2018)

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