DOK Industry Podcasts 2022
Jihan & Toni Talk Archives Part 2
Filmmaker and archivist Jihan El-Tahri and creator, host of The What’s Up with Docs podcast, and archival researcher Toni Bell chat once more one year into Jihan’s multi-disciplinary project, “People’s Stories – Past & Present: Bridging the Silenced and Liminal Spaces of African Imagery”.
Together they discuss the methodology of the project and ideas around the archive that have emerged about how we use and access archives, how we use these images of past eras in narratives, and what are the alternative forms of archive and remembering besides the celluloid frame, while also questioning who owns the archive. They also discuss the complex restitution of dealing with archives that we are unable to contextualize and the consequences of leaving behind the image.
Recorded on 5 October 2022
Length: 64 minutes
Ranell Shubert is the Producer and Editor of the What’s Up with Docs podcast, a documentary interview podcast that centers voices of Disabled, Women, POC, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA filmmakers and industry professionals. She’s also a fierce co-conspirator with the disabled filmmaking community and works at the 1IN4 Coalition creating artist development programs for creatives with disabilities. Ranell has 8 years of experience in artist support programs and education, film festivals and industry programming, production, pitching, funding, advocacy, and distribution, and provides creative and professional consultation to nonfiction storytellers of various forms from film, series, podcasts, online interactive, and VR. Ranell is also an adjunct professor at USC teaching audio podcast production.
Toni Bell is the creator and host of the What’s Up with Docs Podcast. She has worked in the documentary field for close to 10 years. Her foray into documentary film began when she wrote and edited the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers – West newsletter.
That led to her first gig as a production assistant and then as an archival researcher. Since then, she has conducted archival research for several films and television shows. She is an independent documentary consultant and has worked as an Impact Strategist for Looky Looky Pictures and the Hartley Media Impact Initiative.
She has been a speaker, panelist, mentor, and juror at documentary film festivals and labs. She currently works with Odyssey Impact Partners and serves on the advisory board of the Southeast European Film Festival. She teaches courses on impact and media at Saybrook University.
Toni is also part of the inaugural cohort of Art Equity’s BIPOC Leadership Circle.
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