Held in collaboration with the Montreal International Documentary Festival, the Concordia Documentary Centre will be hosting a master class with filmmaker JP Sniadecki on Friday, November 14th at 10am at the Cinéma de Sève.
“As a member of the influential Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab (Leviathan, Manakamana), JP Sniadecki has explored the social dynamics of contemporary China like no other filmmaker. Sniadecki’s most recent contribution to cinema is The Iron Ministry, an observational exploration of China’s massive rail system. Prior to that, he made People’s Park with Libbie D. Cohn, a feature length single take that explores a public park in Chengdu, China, and the people in it. In 2010 he made Foreign Parts with Véréna Paravel, a sensuous and visually dynamic exploration of a neighbourhood of used car repair shops in Queens, New York. In this Master Class, Sniadecki will speak about challenges, frustrations, and triumphs of experimental documentary filmmaking.”
“Founded in 2005, the Concordia Documentary Centre has been an interdisciplinary research centre for scholarly research and creative activity within the field of documentary arts. It is a home for researchers, teachers, students, documentary artists and archivists committed to the advancement of documentary research at Concordia University.”
For more information on the Concordia Documentary Centre, visit their website