This text is translated from « Cuando decir “esas películas viejas” es insuficiente » already published in Spanish on this blog. We warmly thank Itzíar Gómez Carrasco for helping with this translation.
Motivated by a feeling of surprise, my students were looking for words to express their opinion about a program of short films, that I had selected from different film archives as part of the FIAF Programming Game call.
These 35 students were part of the Found Footage Workshop that I teach at the recently inaugurated Pohualizcalli Community Film School in the Municipality of Iztapalapa, Mexico City. Their expectations for joining the workshop were to create audiovisual works using archive material, some as part of a documentary and others as part of the experimental found footage tradition. The students were aged between 24 and 65, and the vast majority of them had never experienced an invitation to watch one movie after another as part of something called a “program”, following an order that was outlined in a paragraph without anticipating what they were going to learn, feel or think.Continuer la lecture de « When saying « those old movies » is not enough »