CFR workshop explores interactions between scholarship and film

The Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) will present an interdisciplinary workshop that examines the interactions between documentary filmmaking and scholarly inquiry on Dec. 15.

Lilia Topouzova
Lilia Topouzova

“Scholarship & Cultural Production: A Workshop on the Intersection of Academic Research and Documentary Film Practices” will run from noon to 12:30pm in 519 Kaneff Tower, facilitated by 2014-15 CFR Visiting Scholar Lilia Topouzova.

Participants will scrutinize the ways in which scholarship and film seek to foster an understanding of current political events and historical processes. The workshop comprises brief pre-circulated readings and the screening of selected film sections.

Topouzova is a historian and an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose interdisciplinary practice addresses the representation of trauma and forms of remembrances across different historical and contemporary settings.

She is a Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Oral History & Digital Storytelling (COHDS) at Concordia University, and is currently in pre-production of her third film, Anaanaga: My Mother, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Art Council.

Workshop participants may elect to have their own projects, written or visual, incorporated in the discussion. You may email your project description with your RSVP, or bring it up in the workshop.

RSVP to Julia Pyryeskina at and Topouzova at to receive the readings.

Light refreshments will be provided during the event.