“Though shalt not eat sacrificial meat”, Bergama, from Seven churches

docuphile” : lover of all thing documentary.  A lover of reality.  In essence, a lover of the world, the landscape that surrounds us. What can we experience visually, sonically and emotionally through the documentary form?

A chance for learning and understanding lies at the intersection of media, arts and cultures (as in “the beliefs, customs, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time,” not “the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively”).  Exposure grants more opportunity to contemplate and analyze what is not directly in our sphere of being. Technology has opened the world to us, bring with it the capacity to make the world smaller, and to see it in new ways. All these things – media, storytelling, technology, art, societies – can influence positive social transformation.

docuphile is me, Karen Cirillo, a cultural worker, curator, writer and producer specializing in non-fiction film and immersive art. I create multimedia work and events that explore issues at the intersection of media/cultures/technology.