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Lunchtime Talk

Fri 18 Feb 13:00-14:00

Making Truth or Consequences

In this talk, Hannah Jayanti and Alexander Porter will share their collaborative process creating the documentary film ‘Truth or Consequences’ and discuss the process of creating experimental non-fiction projects.

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Image Credit: Truth or Consequences Film


Hannah Jayanti and Alexander Porter

Hannah Jayanti and Alexander Porter are co-creators of the speculative documentary 'Truth or Consequences' about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future.

After Bristol City Council’s declaration of a major incident in the area ahead of Storm Eunice, we are following their advice and closing on Friday. Open Studio Friday is cancelled but will return next week and our Lunchtime Talk will be online only



This talk will be held online! 

Forty kilometers outside the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, sits “Spaceport America”, a private space mission launch center. In the long shadow of progress, local residents find meaning in a world that others choose to leave. The film *Truth or Consequences* has been described as a “thrilling formal adventure that never loses sight of the tenderness with which it treats its subjects” using many intertwined formats to create a lyrical meditation on progress, history, and loss in a changing world.

Image of a still from the film 'Truth or Conseuqences'

Collaborators Hannah Jayanti and Alexander Porter will describe their process in creating the speculative documentary film *Truth or Consequences*. How to create experimental non-fiction projects outside narrative conventions without losing sight of what’s important? Can we create projects that are political in form, subject and labor practices? The project comprises a feature film, a collaborative local film festival, an interactive web experience and a bespoke virtual cinematography tool. They will share their iterative, community-based approach to creating non-fiction stories and ethics of non-fiction narratives.

Join us online on YouTube Live on Friday 18th February 2022 at 1pm for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards.

Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

The Lunchtime talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio Event Space. To access the Studio, please go to the Main Watershed Box Office entrance and go upstairs to the Café Bar. Walk across the cafe bar, turn right and walk towards the double doors. Go through into the corridor and walk all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible, and the events space has a hearing loop. The last talk of every month is BSL interpreted. 

*Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.

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