Within the multifaceted nature of any conflict, there exists both conspicuous and obscured narratives. Beyond the geopolitical protagonists lie the stories of everyday individuals entangled in warfare, grappling with the harrowing transformation of their forever-changed lives. In this panel discussion, we embark on an exploration of the hidden casualties of war and the profound implications of documenting their experiences through the lens of a camera.
Delving into the dynamics of reporting from environments steeped in trauma and skepticism, we’ll ask how one strikes the balance between capturing the essence of a story and respecting the vulnerability of those involved. What strategies enable a filmmaker to maintain professional detachment while documenting intimate aspects of people’s lives? And, perhaps most poignantly, how does one deal with the unintended emotional toll that accompanies the chronicling of these human stories? Join us in this session as we navigate these considerations and more.