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John Fiege

John Fiege makes films that engage pressing issues of environmental and social justice through the voices of those on the frontlines of injustice. He is motivated by a desire for a more just society through social change; and in the pursuit of creating a cinema of social change, he has defined an artistic voice of his own. Focused on the American South, his work delves into environmental destruction, race, gender, inequality, immigration, faith, social movements, and the arts. This lecture will probe the power of voice in the cinema of social change through an exploration of John’s work and its place in a broader project of the arts as a public intellectual pursuit. He will show clips from several of his film projects—features and shorts, completed and in-progress—and discuss storytelling, production, interactivity, outreach, fundraising, and perseverance in a media landscape dominated by commercial interests.

John Fiege is a director, cinematographer, and photographer whose films have played at the Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, Museum of Modern Art, and Hot Docs, among many others. His latest film, Above All Else, is a feature-length documentary about the Keystone XL pipeline that premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, with an international premiere at Hot Docs. The film won Best North American Documentary at the Global Visions Festival and a Special Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival. Mississippi Chicken, his intimate portrait of immigrants working in the poultry industry, was nominated for a Gotham Award for “The Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” He recently photographed the 2014 Sundance documentary selection, No No: A Dockumentary. Currently, he’s in development on a performance-based film called In the Air, in which artists from the Gulf Coast use dance, spoken word, and visual art to tell stories of environmental injustice, survival, and alternative visions for the future. He holds a BA from Carleton College, an MS in cultural geography and environmental history from The Pennsylvania State University, and an MFA in film production from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also works as a lecturer.

26 abril 2017

Aula Magna


Tania Bruguera

Aula Aberta com a artista cubana

18 abril 2017

Aula Magna

Héctor Zamora


13 março 2017

Pav. Carlos Ramos

World Graphics Day | Warming Up for EDA’17

“How to Promote your Work in the Design Arena” with Roland Stieger from TGG (Switzerland) and Jeroen van Erp from Fabrique (Netherlands).

27 abril 2017

Aula Magna

Aram Bartholl

Aula Aberta com o artista alemão

17 março 2017

Aula Magna

Modes of Criticism 2

Debate entre Mário Moura e Francisco Laranjo e lançamento de publicação

14 fevereiro 2017

Aula Magna

Conversa com Beatriz Gosta

Org: Introdução ao Design (Licenciatura em Design de Comunicação)

8 fevereiro 2017

Aula Aberta, Auditório Pavilhão Sul

About uncertainty

Com a artista Pia Euro

21 novembro 2016

Aula Aberta, Aula Magna

Marisa Ferreira

Apresentação das obras mais marcantes do percurso artístico de Marisa Ferreira. A apresentação conta ainda com a partilha de experiências, dificuldades e desafios sentidos pela jovem artista ao longo do seu percurso pelo estrangeiro.

6 dezembro 2016

Sala 401, Pavilhão Carlos Ramos