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工作坊 / WORKSHOPS
The THY LAB team organises and runs workshops, providing opportunities for students, filmmakers and audiovisual researchers to produce their own films. The work of our students attempts to represent the complexity of the lived experiences of young people today. We encourage critical approaches to the cinematic form through varied modes of representation, and value the ethnographic method. Occasionally, the workshop is hosted by Universities, as part of their regular BA and MA courses or as a short intensive training.
THY LAB provides studio space, shooting and editing equipment as well as creative and technical support. To be considered for the program, please send your CV, a covering letter, and links to previous work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNITED INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE - FILM EDITING WORKSHOP
2019 | Zhuhai, Great Bay Area, China
For one semester we have held a film editing course at United International College in Zhuhai, China.
53 students from all over China have had a chance to learn the theory of film editing and the practice of cutting films using Avid, Premiere and FCP. During the course of our workshop students worked on their personal and group projects, and in May 2019 we organised a screening of their movies.
JEAN ROUCH FOUNDATION - ACTING AND SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP
2018 | Hong Kong, Paris
For one year we held sunday acting and scriptwriting workshops with Indonesian women migrant domestic workers living in Hong Kong. By improvising scenes from the participants' own daily life and watching their interpretations together, we gradually reached the goal of writing an ethnographic film script, depicting their journeys to Hong Kong. The workshop is organised with the cooperation of Fondation Jean Rouch (Jean Rouch Foundation) and IOM Hong Kong.
HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - DOCUMENTARY WITH KAZUO HARA
2018 | Hong Kong
HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - MA in Japanese Studies
2017 | Hong Kong
16mm Film Shooting, Developing and Splicing Workshop
2017 | Hong Kong
APPLYING THE ETHNOGRAPHIC METHOD TO CINEMA
2016 | Hong Kong
Ethnography, widely used in the humanities as a research method, plays a crucial role in filmmaking too. Director Alessandro Rossetto, experienced documentary filmmaker, will share his perspective on documentary and fiction filmmaking along with methodological advices. During the seminar he will present excerpts from his latest and most known work, Piccola Patria (Small Homeland).
The masterclass is organized in cooperation with The Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Anthropological Society.
GAMING IN BRUSSELS
2016 | Belgium
The short documentary gives an insight into the experience of two gamers currently living in Brussels. What are their feelings while gaming? Do gaming cafes provide a sense of community?
2015 | Belgium
Although 53% of young Europeans are willing to work in another European country, only 14% have been abroad for education or training. As a result, amongst Europe’s working population, only 2% reside outside of their home country. This film follows the journey of one of them, and his experience with vocational training.
HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC WORKSHOP
2015 | Hong Kong
THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG WORKSHOP
2015 | Hong Kong
BRITISH BORN CHINESE
2014 | Belgium/UK/China
The film empowers two manchester-born brothers to describe their own family and surroundings using the filn medium. Through their videotapes and encounters with the local people, we get a glimpse of what it means to grow as a British Born Chinese today. This project is a cooperation with the Granada Center of Visual Anthropology at Manchester University.
HEADING TO CHINA
2014 | Belgium, China
In Spring 2014, a small group of slovenian and Austrian young people were selected for a trip to China, hosted by the company Huawei Europe.
Participants visited Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, and the great wall.
This film is the diary of their 10 days journey.
6 MONTHS OF DREAMS
2014 | Belgium/Portugal
Challenge: Sleep next to a movie camera and as soon as you understand you are waking up, don't forget, pick up your camera, start recording and tell us all about what you have just dreamt.
CAMPA / AN ONIRIC SELF ETHNOGRAPHY
2014 | Belgium/Portugal/Hong Kong
Nightmares can be significant abstract pieces of unconscious information guiding or forcing us to face a specific situation is ones life. Firstly, I thought I woke up although I was actually still dreaming and couldn't stop doing so. On the last one I was on an endless roller-coaster towards death, every time it rides I get closer to understand how to avoid dying, but always unsuccessfully. Being made to watch the cycle repeating itself again and again.
PUBLIC SPACE IN HONG KONG
2014 | Belgium/Hong Kong
The series questions the use of public spaces in the area of Hong Kong through the encounter with two main communities: a group of homeless people living in a public park; a group of street vendors; a group of domestic workers socializing in public spaces during their Sunday breaks.
2014 | Belgium
The series explores the conditions of few people from different regions of the world who live in Brussels waiting for their appeals for asylum to be processed. Watch all episodes here.
2014 | Brussels
UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP WORKSHOP
2014 | Belgium
2013 | Belgium/Netherlands
This video series portrays young people in Belgium and The Netherlands with various backgrounds. They speak about what it's like to grow up in different cultures. Through these portraits we learn to understand where they come from, both literally and figuratively speaking. Watch all episodes here.
2013 | Belgium/Kosovo
The Dibrani Family explores the situation of a roma family who has been obliged to leave France, and now lives in Mitrovica, Kosovo due to a rejection of their appeal for residency. Through the experiences of Leonarda Dibrani, we get to understand the feelings of displacement of an adolescent who has been forced to leave her life and friends behind, to settle down in a place where she does not feel any sense of belonging.
2013 | Belgium/Portugal
Although dreams and their particular meanings are largely heterogeneous. We can often remember, speak and think about them. This video series speaks about dreams. With multiple portraits of young people we observe how frequently they dream, the specific contents of their dreams, the meanings of their dreams and the meaning of dreaming in general. We also cover other related issues, introduced by theme. Watch all episodes here.
MEPS IN ACTION
2013 | Belgium
In many ways, European Institutions have become more influential in policy-making than the national governments of each member state. Despite this, people are unlikely to be able to name their MEPs. In this series of short documentaries, James Francis sets out to discover more about the EU's leading politicians, from life at the workplace to their personal experiences in the capital of Europe. Watch all episodes here.
2013 | Belgium
This series is about young adults in Brussels leading a life dedicated to religious or spiritual practice. Different groups and individuals will be portrayed in the different episodes. It aims to give a glimpse into their lives and worldviews. It will focus amongst others on a Hare Krishna Bhakti Yoga center, a Bahai community, and a Christian student organization. Watch all episodes here.
LA BONNE TERRE
2013 | Belgium/U.S.A.
An urban farm in Neder-Over-Heembeck trains unemployed young people to work in agriculture using organic and traditional methods. Throughout my three months in Belgium, I am making several short films using the farm itself both as a hub of activities and also as the center of social networks that extend beyond this unique community. Watch all episodes here.
WAYS OF LIFE
2013 | Belgium
In a forest just outside London a group of squatters have been building an ecovillage for the last eight months. Despite the tough winter circumstances people stay here for Christmas. Watch all episodes here.
2013 | Belgium
How do young Europeans get involved in Permaculture and what are the possible opportunities for integrating some of the methods into modern society? In a world where resources are wasted without a care can these resourceful communities help influence agricultural policies? Watch all episodes here.
A VER QUE' TAL
2013 | Belgium/Spain
I ask for your cooperation for this collective interactive ethnography. Watch videos, give your opinion and show your preferences about the objects and research targets. This dialog begins by showing, through the first published videos, the arrival to the field, and the subjective and experiential way to introduce myself into Brussels´ reality. I will try to show the position of the researcher at the field-site and, at the same time, show the reality that is shared by many young people who arrive to European capitals. From that moment, the dialogue will begin and we will build the objectives of the research from the suggestions made through social networks and the view of the conclusions in the published videos. Watch all episodes here.
Actas de Marusia (Littin, 1976) Mexico
Lucky Luciano (Rosi, 1973) Usa
Quien Sabe (Damiani, 1966) Mexico
Ogro (Pontecorvo, 1980) Spain
Le Cercle Rouge (Melville, 1970) France
Sotto il Segno dello Scorpione (Taviani, 1969)
Sacco & Vanzetti (Montaldo, 1971) Italy
Lulu the Tool (Petri, 1971) Italy
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Petri, 1970) Italy
The Mattei Affair (Rosi, 1972) Italy
on the last friday of each month
Zhuhai Cinema Studio CCD United International College, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai
Hong Kong Room 2717, Shui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, Wanchai
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
1905 Human Rights Film Festival
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia
Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation
Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores
Film and Television Department, United International College
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