As part of XOLA! in Malmö this September, there’ll be a technical workshop headed by RåFILM.
RåFILM is a collective of filmmakers connecting film and activism. Their aim is to facilitate collaborative filmmaking that deals with political issues and questions norms.
They work with documentaries, animation and fiction films, organize campaigns, and arrange filmmaking workshops. Check their website for films, activities, and info on the fantastic bicycle cinema – an outdoor cinema in motion! More info here >
The technical workshop will be side-dished by a series of talks on citizen journalism, auto-ethnography, and media critique, from amazing people like journalists Abigail Sykes, Johanna Karlsson, and Frida Sandström, plus research collective Making A Living. First up, on September 3rd, is Abigail Sykes.
Abigail Sykes is a journalist who has worked in radio and newspapers since 2005. She was born i New Zealand but now lives in Malmö. She’s editor-in-chief of Landets Fria Tidning, an alternative media voice with a focus on subjects such as ecological, social and economic sustainability outside of the metropolitan areas. Landets Fria Tidning is one of a few newspapers in Sweden which regularly provides an outlet for citizen journalism. She has also educated hundreds of citizen journalists over the last few years, in collaboration with Glokala Folkhögskolan.
Then, on September 4th, there’s a talk with the group Making A Living. They are a collective of women who work with an auto-ethnographic process. While walking and talking, they document and map their movements through the city, from their homes to their places of work. Making A Living is influenced by methods from militant research and auto-ethnography, wherein the distance between the researcher and the subject gets erased. The term ‘to make a living’ is understood as not just going to work to earn a salary, but as an accumulation of everyday experiences, social interactions, spaces and subjectivities.