with Elisa Iannacone on Human Rights & Filmmaking
- Mar 2023
- Documentary · Filmmaking · Women in the Industry
- 12 minutes
What you will learn in this course.
Join cinematographer and artist Elisa L. Iannacone for a conversation around her work on activism and human rights issues. This talk will cover issues that some may find challenging to listen to. If you are in need of support or help, please reach out to someone today here
Elisa was assaulted by a family member in Mexico. She responded by travelling the world to meet 24 survivors who had also suffered from sexual violence. She doesn’t refer to them by name, but by their own dedicated colour in the spectrum. Their stories, combined with Elisa’s empowering conceptual photographs, share trauma’s darkest shadows and the truth of their experience across the world. This talk is supported by Canon.
Whether used for stills photography or filmmaking, a camera offers the user a unique opportunity to tell a story. Here at Wex, we recognise the value of those stories and believe they all deserve to be heard, as they provide an insight into the spectrum of human experiences lived across a nation of creative people. Our #ChangeTheImage campaign showcases a selection of talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds, exploring the benefits of photography as a tool to provide therapy, raise awareness and drive social change.
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