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Telling Authentic Stories: The Ethics of Representation

Our panel considers the ethical implications and changing parameters of this complex genre

Thursday 3 November | 18:30-19:30 | York Explore


How do you tell someone else’s story, and who has the power to tell it? What are the challenges of presenting authentic experiences on screen? When documentaries are influenced by the narrative form, the boundaries blur between capturing the truth, creating art and entertaining audiences on the large-scale. Our panel of documentarians highlight the various ethical considerations and implications of representing real-life stories on-screen, as well as considering the changing parameters of this complex genre.