Master Class/Documentary: Archival Footage
Brian Woodman, producer of “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” (which screens at SLIFF) and curator of the Washington University Film & Media Archive, will take participants through the documentary archival process from beginning to end, providing answers to the questions that documentarians are most likely to confront: How do you build a story using archival material? What ethical considerations are there in archival documentary filmmaking? What are the best strategies for collecting visuals? How do you work with different holders of archival material, such as libraries and archives? What do you do if you are a filmmaker needing archival materials on a budget?
Mean Streets is a program of The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative. With the support of the Mellon Foundation, Washington U.’s Center for the Humanities, in partnership with the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, is engaged in a four-year initiative called The Divided City, which addresses one of the most persistent and vexing issues in urban studies: segregation.