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Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies
The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education
“HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY”
A Conversation with Chris Parkhurst of Barang Films
PNCA Main Building, Room 204 (CT+CR Headquarters)
Friday; December 21, 2012
Lecture: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch break: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lecture, continued, with Q&A: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Chris Parkhurst is a documentary filmmaker who has done work in Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia, and Haiti. He is currently in post-production on Journey to Kathmandu, a film that follows the journey of goats from their farm life in Tibet to their sacrificial deaths in Kathmandu during Nepal’s annual Dashain Festival. He is the editor of Bombhunters, a documentary that looks at the effects of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Cambodia. The film, which was funded by grants from the U.S. Department of State and the Sundance Documentary Fund, has been credited by the U.S. Department of State with influencing national legislation in Cambodia that has led to a 50% drop in casualties resulting from tampering with UXO. In addition to broadcast on U.S. public television, the film has aired on the History Channel Asia, Free Speech television in the U.S., and on select national channels in Europe, including national broadcast on TV2 in Sweden.