Using Visual Evidence in Documentary Filmmaking

On Friday, November 5th, 2010, Carma Hinton, Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies, gave a presentation to students in the Honors College. Her talk focused on “the decision-making process in using evidence to portray multiple perspectives about the controversy surrounding the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square.” During the presentation she showed students raw footage of interviews from people on both sides. She then walked the students through the process of selecting sections of the interviews to include in a documentary.