Amman – Faculty of Media at Middle East University held a discussion seminar titled “Documentaries and their Role in Historical Registration,” through which it hosted the film critic, Mr. Adnan Madanat, and media critic, Mr. Rasmi Mahasneh.
The seminar reviewed the effect of documentaries on historical registration and its presentation to audiences, according to documents and events provided to the makers of documentaries. Moreover, the seminar was managed by faculty member, Dr. Ashraf Al Manaseer, and attended by a number of teaching and administrative staff, as well as a number of students.
Mr. Adnan Madanat stated that documentaries are capable of depicting facts; for they derive their material from shooting locations and everyday life that includes the roles of actual people. He clarified that real filmmakers view the core of the story and aspects invisible to others to shed light on through their films.
In his turn, Mr. Rasmi Mahasneh affirmed that it is pivotal to choose and organize material derived from real life, then arrange and present it to receivers with an artistic style that reflects the director’s point of view, in order to arrive at a creative processing of realities, and present targeted audiences with envisions based on facts and truths.
The seminar consisted of a wide discussion amongst the two experts and students, revolving around the objectives documentaries seek to achieve in educational and cultural aspects, as well as heritage and history preservation, in addition to means that enable students of distinction in filmmaking, production, and the formation of ideas.
It is worth mentioning that Middle East University’s Faculty of Media regularly holds discussion seminars and training courses for faculty and students in the fields of modern advanced journalism, to keep pace with the developments this field witnesses, and devises comprehensive study plans that serve the educational process and meet the requirements of media markets and international journalism.
The Middle East University was founded in 2005 as a Graduate Studies University with twelve specializations. Towards the beginning of the academic year 2008-2009 the university opened twenty specializations for both Graduate and Undergraduate students with the ongoing growth in staff and students.