What Do Films Know?
Film does not only show the world as we know it. It provides us a chance to see things differently – larger, smaller, faster, slower ... Or it presents objects and acts that are inaccessible in everyday life or that go almost unnoticed. This is why film has always been celebrated as a new means to learn things. But how does knowledge result from seeing and wonder? Is this only the case for special "educational films" and instructional videos or also for "normal" films? Using examples from the past 100 years, we will discuss what films know and how they convey this information.
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Presented by film historian Joachim Schätz and historian/film educator Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah