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CFP: Orphans 2022: Counter-Archives

Call for proposals – Deadline October 1, 2021

Concordia University (Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, Quebec, Canada)
June 15-18, 2022

“Orphans 2022 takes as its thematic focus ‘counter-archives’, by which we mean to invoke a disposition toward ‘orphan films’ that foregrounds not just abandoned film materials but also stories, themes, and peoples often underrepresented, absent, or silenced by historical struggles for power, access, and survival. We aspire to include orphan films redressing historical injustice in its many forms and contexts, and to embrace films that offer such communities a voice and visibility within and beyond the Orphans platform. How have neglected, obscure, previously unknown, amateur, and community works recorded, (mis)represented, and imagined these constituencies throughout the history of moving images? What counter-archival practices allow us to access and understand such audiovisual materials?”

For the full call, visit the Orphans website.