College of Humanities - Creative Dialogues Series - Mark Cousinsdiscussion Thu 24 Jan 2019, 19:15 – 20:30
The Forum, University of Exeter
Exeter EX4 4SZ
- Free entry - please register in advance
Creative Dialogues is a series of ‘in-conversation’ events, which brings a range of high-profile speakers who are leaders in their respective fields, from across the creative arts, journalism and the creative industries to Exeter.
The next event in the Creative Dialogues series features film director and writer Mark Cousins, in conversation with Don Boyd Hon DLitt, film director, producer, screenwriter and novelist, and Honorary Professor in Film Practice at the University of Exeter.
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Please note filming, recording and photography may take place at this event.
Mark Cousins - Biography
Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish director and writer. His films – including The First Movie, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, What is This Film Called Love?, Life May Be, A Story of Children and Film, Atomic, Stockholm My Love and The Eyes of Orson Welles – have premiered in Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Venice film festivals and have won the Prix Italia, a Peabody, the Stanley Kubrick Award and many other prizes. He has worked in Iraq, Sarajevo during the siege, Iran, across Asia, America, and in Europe. He is Honorary Professor of Film at the University of Glasgow, and has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling.
His books include Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary, The Story of Film and the The Story of Looking. They have been published around the world. He writes for Sight & Sound and Filmkrant and has collaborated with Tilda Swinton on innovative film events. He is the Chair of the Belfast Film Festival, a Patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and a board member of Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. His new project is a 15 hour documentary which rethinks cinema. It is narrated by Jane Fonda and Tilda Swinton. He has walked across Los Angeles, Moscow, Beijing, London, Paris, Berlin, Dakar and Mexico City. He drove from Edinburgh to Mumbai, and loves night swimming.