Seminar: Hospital traumas

March 22, 2012

Dart Centre Europe is running a series of practical discussions, meeting informally over lunch, for journalists and filmmakers interested in fresh approaches to reporting on violence and trauma.

This event, 'Hospital Traumas: Filming inside the ward', will bring together journalists, filmmakers and others with experience of working in hospitals.

Documentaries set in hospital wards have become a regular fixture of TV schedules. Injury, birth and life-saving procedures make for compelling viewing, as well as providing clinicians with opportunities to educate the public about their work. But how does one, as a filmmaker, responsibly capture the experience of people who may be facing the most traumatic episodes of their lives? What shape does an ethical working practice take? And what can production teams themselves do to mitigate the hazards of working with potentially harrowing events?

The practice-based conversation will help to inform the Dart Centre's approach to supporting journalists and media workers who cover trauma and violence.  



Dart Centre Europe
48 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8LT
Entrance around the corner on Baldwin Gardens.
Nearest tube: Chancery Lane

Lunch is provided. Places are limited and so please RSVP via email to [email protected] to reserve a seat.