Video essay On the edge of history

From the 23rd of February and the 20th of March, under the mentorship of DAMS Academy students, a workshop and video essay creation activity took place in cooperation with the students of Gabriele D'Annunzio High School in Gorizia. With the help of archival footage from Aljoša Žerjal's fund, film newsreels and Cinegiornales, the young lecturers put the issue of the border and related propaganda in film documentary production in the center of attention. In addition to the final product, such an approach encourages students to think and critically reflect.


PhD Andrej Šprah: Film newsreels in the whirlwinds of information, propaganda and awareness

If propaganda, despite all its dangers, reminds us that we must face the world we live in and encourages us not to remain neutral, but to take a stand, I agree with it. It will help us to design our own, personal resistance movement. After all, we are the ones who allow ourselves to be cheated.


Photo gallery of the symposium 2023

On May 9, 2023, the first part of the second symposium of the multi-year project East/West Border through film and history, took place in the House of Film in Gorizia. In this edition, a wide range of lecturers and authors focused on the importance of newsreels and archival material in the presentation of history.