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November 12th, 2018 Workshops

Workshop 2 - The law of images

50 years after 1968, three special workshops explore the essential issues surrounding documentary production amidst social conflict.

Workshop 2 - The law of images
90 minutes

Speakers
Remy Khouzam, attorney specializing in audio-visual and digital production + Mélissa Beaudet, director (Police Académie, 180 JOURS)

The way we capture images of others has changed significantly since the age of direct cinema. Today’s documentary practices are situated in a very different context, in which technological change and the massive growth of social media have made it possible for anyone to capture images and distribute them widely. More than ever, we are attentive to our own image and those of others, and to their sacred aspect when taken in public. As a result, it has become important to establish a legal framework for the use and publication of images. Attorney Remy Khouzam will help us understand the law around images with an overview of the legislation and jurisprudence, to give creators a better idea of how to strike a balance between free expression, privacy and public interest.

Illustrating the workshop with real-world examples of filming and editing, Remy Khouzam and Mélissa Beaudet will discuss the appropriate balance between respect for the subject and public interest, privacy and freedom of expression. Beaudet will discuss her experiences with delicate situations, such as filming minors and vulnerable individuals.

In French, open to all.

Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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