There have been masterclasses with Avi Mograbi and Michael Glawogger, world class directors of documentaries, at previous DocsBarcelona festivals.
This year the festival has invited Signe Byrge Sørensen, producer of ”The Act of Killing” and ”The Look of Silence” AND many, many other important documentaries, to meet the audience at Gaudi’s famous La Pedrera. The participants to this masterclass will experience the carreer of a committed producer during an event called ”7 Shots 7”:
”… DocsBarcelona’s annual invitation to a prominent figure within the documentary world, who by selecting 7 shots or sequences from their work, opens up a debate around audiovisual language.”
And a quote from when I visited a Q&A with Signe Byrge in Riga at the Baltic Sea Forum:
”It was not the first time that I attended a session with the producer of this all-over-world-going film (”The Act of Killing”, ed.). And it was not the first time that I left the cinema full of admiration for the professional and personal way Signe Byrge addressed the audience giving it precise, inside and interesting background information on the making of a film that was 7 years on its way, with her on board five years.”
I will be the moderator of the masterclass and I have told Signe Byrge not to be modest and polite, but to talk about herself and not (only) Oppenheimer and her editors Janus Billeskov Jansen and Niels Pagh Andersen!