|Hong Sar speaks on the Burma Photographers Panel.|
What an inspiring conference!
One week of documentary arts was not enough for us. That's right, Shoot Cameras Not Guns combined teaching and learning for a full week in Chiang Mai. The second annual Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival (CDAF) was a jam-packed week of documentaries, gallery shows, talks, workshops, discussions and networking.
Many of the finest filmmakers, photojournalists and human rights activists working in Southeast Asia were in attendance.
|Ian gets an explanation of one of Ryan's prints, won in the silent auction!|
The week started with a panel on photojournalism in Burma. One of Diana's first students, Hong Sar, was on the panel, a very proud moment for them both! We were treated to amazing documentaries every day, and top-notch workshops as well. Ian was particularly excited by the DSLR film making workshop taught by the conference organizer, Ryan Libre.
|Photographer and DAA founder Ryan Libre thanks guests for attending CDAF.|
We were able to teach a photo workshop in conjunction with the festival too, and introduced many new colleagues to our organization and programs.
|Lucie Awards founder Hossein Farmani auctions of a 1000 Baht bill to warm up bidders for the silent auction!|