“Having a Voice” Toward an Autistic Counterdiscourse of Documentary

Still from "He who eats children", Ben Russell, 2016

He who eats children (Ben Russell, 2016)

Still from "Wundkanal", Thomas Harlan, 1984

Virtual Round Table 1: What is Documentary?

Still from : Introduction to the end of an argument (Muqaddimah Li-Nihayat Jidal)/ Speaking for oneself… Speaking for others…, Elia Suleiman & Jayce Slalom, 1990

Introduction to the end of an argument (Muqaddimah Li-Nihayat Jidal)/ Speaking for oneself… Speaking for others… (Jayce Salloum & Elia Suleiman, 1990)

Detours of Possibilities: Alexander Kluge’s History-Images (public lecture)

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Intensive Seminar with Sven Lütticken: Alexander Kluge: Potential Images, Alternate Histories

Still from "The Guide" (Philip Cartelli, 2023)

The Guide (Philip Cartelli, 2023)

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Problematising Reality 2023-2024/ Programme 1: Space, place and memory

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Problematising Reality 2023/2024/ Programme 2: (de)framing the frame

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Problematising Reality 2023-2024/ Programme 3: Decolonising decolonisation

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Problematising Reality 2023-2024/ Programme 4: Shot, Counter-shot

On display: the aesthetics and politics of representation (intensive seminar with Sarah Lewis-Cappellari)

The Psychic and The Social Founding Violence of Law (Intensive Seminar with Ghalya Saadawi)

In Defense of the Poor Image

Courtney Stephens Mur Murs

The Decentered Film: Place and Form – Intensive Seminar with Courtney Stephens

Terra Femme M

Terra femme – screening-performance by and with Courtney Stephens


To Describe The World: A Conversation With Courtney Stephens About ‘Terra Femme’


Collective film structures – Intensive Seminar with Marwa Arsanios

The Uncertainties of Dialectics

Art, documentary and the essay film


Approaching (J)JA (Gaëlle Boucand)

Still from "Recollection", Kamal Aljafari, 2015

Lost and Found in Israeli Footage. Kamal Aljafari’s “Jaffa Trilogy” and the Productive Violation of the Colonial Visual Archive

Still from "Ma mer est fragile", Mounir Gouri, 2020

Ma mer est fragile (Mounir Gouri, 2020)

Images of the Real

Book cover of Jill Godmillow's "Kill the Documentary"

Subversive Agency. On Jill Godmilow’s “Kill The Documentary”: A Letter to Filmmakers, Students, and Scholars (review essay)

Syria in images: from the banalization of horror to the horror of the banal

Still from "Kill them!", abounaddara, 2015

Abounaddara, Stefan Tarnowski & Victoria Lupton, Artisans of Cinema

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Saydnaya : Inside a Syrian Torture Prison

Notes on form

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Seizing the Past: Radical Re-enactment in Documentary : Intensive Seminar with Zoe Beloff

Still from "November", Hito Steyerl, 2004

Philosophy of the Document. Intensive Seminar with Peter Osborne

How I Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Arik Sharon (Avi Mograbi, 1997)

Still from "Z32", Avi Mograbi, 2008

Z32 (Avi Mograbi, 2008)

Still from "Interface", Harun Farocki, 1995

Schnittstelle/ Interface (Harun Farocki, 1995)

Still from "Have you ever killed a bear? Or Becoming Jamila", Marwa Arsanios, 2014

Have you ever killed a bear? Or Becoming Jamila (Marwa Arsanios, 2014)

A Realidade das Imagens

Still de "Breve rencontre avec Jean-Luc Godard", Ghassan Salhab, 2005

Brève Rencontre avec Jean Luc Godard (ou le cinéma comme métaphore) (Ghassan Salhab, 2005)

Still from "A Model Family in a Model Home", Zoe Beloff, 2015

Brechtian critiques / A Model Family in a Model Home (Zoe Beloff, 2015)

Still from "An Untimely Film for Every One and No One First and Second Part", Aryen Anastas and Rene Gabri, 2018

A Conversation between Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri about “An Untimely Film for Every One and No One, First and Second Part” (2018)

Feelings of Revulsion and the Limits of Academic Discourse. A letter to Errol Morris

From a high vantage point

Still from "The House is Black", Forough Farrokhzad, 1962

Virtual Round Table 2: Politics of Perception

Still from Looking for a Practical and Realistic Behaviour, Alexander Kluge, 1983

Looking for a Practical and Realistic Behaviour (Alexander Kluge, 1983)

Frames of War (Introduction to the Paperback Edition)

Still from Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte, Alexander Kluge, 1972

Virtual Round Table 4: Fiction-Documentary

Still from "Na China", Marie Voignier, 2020

Na China (Marie Voignier, 2020) – film screening & discussion

Still from "Tales of two who dreamt", Andrea Bussmann & Nicolás Pereda, 2016

Tales of Two Who Dreamt (Andrea Bussmann & Nicolás Pereda, 2016)

Still from The Uprising, Peter Snowden, 2013

Contemporary Documentary and its critical and political horizons – Intensive Seminar with Dork Zabunyan


Reverse Shot: Approaching Mozambican History.

How to Mediate Reality: Thinking Documentary Film with Adorno and Horkheimer

Still from Memories for a Private Eye, Rania Stephan, 2015

Rania Stephan: Memories for a Private Eye – Film screening and discussion with the filmmaker

Still from "I would like to visit", Muhammad Nour El-Khairy, 2017

I would like to visit (Muhammad Nour El-Khairy, 2017)

Still from "The Silent Village", Humphrey Jennings, 1943

Village, Silenced (Deborah Stratman, 2012)

Sounding the Archives: Sounding the past towards a future living archive

Still from "Effects of Wording", Catarina Simão, 2014

Effects of Wording (Catarina Simão, 2014)

A Busca Totalizante De Sentido

Still from "Far from Poland", Jill Godmilow, 1984

Far from Poland (Jill Godmilow, 1984)

Still from "Wendy and Lucy", 2008

Letter to Herman Asselberghs and Pieter Van Bogaert

Imalogy/ Ontology – talk


On the borders of Fiction. Conversation with Jacques Rancière

Still from "Catch Phrases Catch Images", Harun Farocki, 1985

Catch Phrases Catch Images – A Conversation with Vilém Flusser (Harun Farocki, 1985)

Aesthetics of Real Abstraction

Still from "There Will Be No More Night", Eléonore Weber, 2021

Virtual Round Table 3: Trusting Images

Still from "Images of the World, Inscriptions of War", Harun Farocki, 1989

Virtual Round Table 5: Thinking Images

Still from Re-enacting the Future (Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee, 2019)

Re-enacting the Future (Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee, 2019)