2018 Pluralities: Nonfiction Film Conference - Spaces, Places, Belonging

Event has passed (Tue Nov 6, 2018 - Wed Nov 7, 2018)
Seven Hills Conference Center
9:00am - 7:00pm
Art, Film / Television


2018 Pluralities: Nonfiction Film Conference

Spaces, Places, Belonging

Join us NOV 6th and 7th at San Francisco State University for an exciting line-up of filmmakers, researchers, VR, and discussion about all things nonfiction. We welcome keynote speakers Jules Rosskam (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Sharon Daniel (University of California, Santa Cruz).

At our 2018 conference we hope to address themes such as spaces, places and belonging, not limited to, public space, space of the real, access to spaces (literal and figurative), relationship of race and gender to space, exhibition spaces, virtual spaces, funding spaces, accessibility, space of social platforms, boundaries and borders, conflict over borders, expanding boundaries, globalism versus nationalism, are some spaces only for some people, safe spaces, patrolled spaces, surveillance, should all spaces be diversified, should we have communities that only allow certain people access?

Jules will present the day one keynote, "Borders, Boundaries, and Bodies, or How I Got To Be Here: Jules Rosskam," his newest film, "Paternal Rites" and give workshops during the conference event, while interactive and participatory media artist Sharon Daniel will present the day two keynote, "The Evolution of "Public Secrets." We are excited to also host artist, video maker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa in conversation with musician, producer and artist Greg Tate.

To close out the conference we will be screening the documentary, "Survivors." Members from the Survivors team will be present for a Q&A following the film. "Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmakers, Survivors presents a heart-connected portrait of their country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the socio-political turmoil that lies in its wake."

Full Schedule and Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pluralities-nonfiction-film-conference-tickets-51156376098


  1. Seven Hills Conference Center 800 Font Blvd., San Francisco, CA