Dramaturgy and Storytelling for Documentaries

A co-presentation by the German Department and the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto
Stutterheim poster

Stutterheim talk poster

 

FREE ADMISSION

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
4 P.M.
ROOM 222, INNIS COLLEGE,
2 SUSSEX AVENUE, TORONTO

 

Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim, Visiting Professor

Professor of Media Studies, Dramaturgy, and Aesthetics, DAAD
Director of the Institute for Artistic Research at
the Konrad Wolf School of Film and Television in Potsdam

Dramaturgy for documentaries?
As everyone knows, documentaries aren’t based on screenplays but on questions, research, and the lives of real people. Nevertheless every filmmaker is a kind of storyteller and wants to reach and touch the audience. Dramaturgy for documentaries is based on classical narratology but has specific genre elements:

 

theme and structure; event and collision;
dramatic and aesthetic conflict; editing and time / the chronotopos;
social actors and characters

 

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