Explore the different documentary elements,, styles and trends in an interactive session, using engaging film clips and discussion, in a Masterclass with the Team Leader and Education Specialist of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Jessie Curell. Discuss important controversies surrounding this film genre and debate the ethical questions that come with trying to represent reality on screen. The Masterclass will be followed by a screening of one of NFB's latest documentaries.
Jessie Curell, Team Leader and Education Specialist for the National Film Board of Canada, has been meeting students and educators across Canada for the last four years, sharing with them news about the NFB’s latest educational initiatives and listening to what they want, and need in their classrooms. With a university background in Anthropology, Communications and Media Production, her Master’s Degree thesis project was a four-month Canadian workshop tour teaching teenage girls feminism, media literacy and media production. Delivering workshops to youth is a passion for Jessie, sharing with them skills and techniques which they can apply to any medium they wish to and put into action. Her latest workshops have been focused on the NFB’s new iPad animation application “NFB StopMo Studio” which brings a semi-professional animation studio into any classroom or home, with limitless possibilities for fun and creative expression. This is Jessie`s third trip to India, and she is very much looking forward to meeting many new friends, colleagues, students and teachers.Read more