Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

In Residence in April: Filmmaker Thomas Balm

March 18, 2011

French documentary filmmaker Thomas Balmès will be the Lawton Wehle Fitt ’74 Artist-in-Residence at Brown April 4-10. The director of several documentaries – including most recently Babies (2010) – Balmès is an advocate of direct cinema and an acute commentator on globalization.
 
With support from the Creative Arts Council, Global Conversation, Global Media Project, and Watson Institute, he will be participating in discussions following screenings of Babies and a new film he has a produced, A Normal Life: Chronicles of a Young Sumo Wrestler, on April 4 and April 5.  He will also teach a master class and advise students planning documentary work for this coming summer as part of the AT&T New Media Fellowship Program. 

Balmès has expressed willingness to meet with other faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students interested in presenting research through documentary film during his visit. Those interested should contact Lindsay Richardson.
Babies
Showing Monday, April 4, 2011 @ 3:00PM 
Followed by director Q&A. Located in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium. 




Babies Q&A



Read the full review by Keith Brown on The Global Conversation

A Normal Life: Chronicles of a Young Sumo Wrestler
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 @ 2:30PM
Followed by producer Q&A. Located in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium.



*Please note the above trailer has French subtitles but that the film will be screened with English subtitles.


A Normal Life: Chronicles of a Young Sumo Wrestler Q&A



Master Class: Show Don't Tell: Crafting Cinematic Narratives in Documentaries
Friday, April 8, 2011 @ 10:00AM
Located in the McKinney Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Watson Institute.