Ethical issues surrounding film-making and research of social issues in our region

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Friday, May 21, 2004 - 2:30pm
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Friday, May 21, 2004 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm

The event began with a screening of the documentary film "Bride Kidnaping in Kyrgyzstan" by Petr Lom, Associate Professor of the Department of Nationalism Studies at CEU and IPF faculty fellow in 2003/2004.

The screening was followed by a roundtable discussion and then an open debate started on the issues raised by the film and more general questions touching on: the subject of ethics and ethical guidelines in film-making and journalism generally; potential moral and academic obligations of researchers and journalists/film-makers to protect the human rights of those with whom they are working in the field. Where do obligations begin and end when a story needs to be told? How do we/should we influence those we study? What issues are raised by the male gaze on sensitive gender-related problems?


  • Francisca de Haan, Associate Professor, Department of Gender Studies

Roundtable Guests include:

  • Nazgul Sadykova, Professor of Psychology, American University Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
  • Svetlana Kulikova, Professor of Journalism, American University Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
  • Samara Dumanaeva, Lawyer and University Teacher, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Petr Lom, CPS IPF Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor, Nationalism Studies Program
  • Susan Zimmermann, Professor, Department of Gender Studies
  • Andrew Cartwright, Research Fellow, Center for Policy Studies