August 08, 2018–August 11, 2018

Documentary Media and Historical Transformations at Visible Evidence XXV

Throughout the seminar series, we have explored the relationship between documentary and major historical transformations—colonialism, human rights, neoliberalism—examining how documentaries both reveal and shape sociopolitical change. For the final Sawyer Seminar event, we bring the questions posed by this series to the documentary scholars and artists at the 25th annual Visible Evidence conference, hosted on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Indiana. The Visible Evidence community is an international collection of scholars and practitioners engaged in research and debates on historical and contemporary documentary practice and nonfiction media culture. The panels, screenings, and plenary session supported by the Sawyer Seminar represent the current debates and the state of the arts in nonfiction media.