DocuLogia is a school of thought that provides a visual review of social and political encounters where media meets academia, history and documentary realism. DocuLogia tackles the role of contemporary media and its impact on society by examining how media psychology interacts with political, cultural and scientific systems enabling it to change the ways we think about the world around us.
As a center of documentary film production, DocuLogia was founded in Berlin in 2006, and in summer 2017 DocuLogia established its second studio – a new production and education space in the heart of the Turkish city of Antakya.
The new, fully equipped studio offers consultancy on documentary film production, short and long-term theoretical and practical courses, an educational residency program, and workshops focusing on the scientific use of observational photographing and filming, media psychology, scriptwriting, video journalism, and the multiple possibilities within the field of documentary film production.
Emerging press photographers, investigative video journalists and documentary filmmakers can participate in DocuLogia’s theoretical and practical courses and educational residency program.
As a media house we offer production, consultancy and tutoring in all phases of documentary filmmaking, scriptwriting, photographing, and comprehensive pre- and post-production, with focus on 4K technology.
Our team offers access to networks in various social environments, and provides filming and photography crews including equipment. It has in-depth local and regional knowledge and offers these services for documentary filmmakers who wish to film in Europe, the Middle East, the region of Cyprus and Turkey, and Arab Gulf countries.
DocuLogia is composed of the two words “docu” and “logia”. “Docu” is included in words such as document, documentation and documentary, and generally refers to the act of recording reality. “Docu” is also an informal way of referring to documentaries, meaning films, TV programs and other publications that present social, political, scientific or historical subjects in a factual or informative manner. “Logia” is a Greek word meaning “sayings, utterances, oracles”. By combining the two words, we refer to the accumulated knowledge of documenting phenomena and events through documentary filmmaking.
Corporate Social Responsibility
In an effort to inspire public opinion and expand the context of communication, journalism and documentation, DocuLogia supports and develops activities situated between the community, citizen journalism, and the arts through particular commitments like film festivals, publications, seminars and urban screenings.
Doculogia approaches topical issues from unusual angles with the aim of debating socio-cultural and political events related to changes and challenges in our societies. DocuLogia’s activities have injected skills, visions and different thinking throughout its production, which supports relationships between journalism and documentary filmmaking and local communities.
DocuLogia team members have launched a series of international film festivals such as Coding-Decoding, Not on Satellite, Sightseeing Lebanon, From the Middle East with Love, the Middle East Video Channel, and MidEast Cut. The festivals were all related to the Middle East but took place in Scandinavia, Europe, and Asia. DocuLogia also sets up seminars on issues like media representation, migration, mobility, aesthetic journalism, colonialism and difference, to help debate the position of media narratives, their function and responsibility in relation to society.