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Master Classes in Documentary Filmmaking

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Celebrated Russian film director MARINA RAZBEZHKINA offers a public Master Class on documentary filmmaking in the Winstanley Theatre, Trinity College, on

Friday, 7 MARCH , 7:00-10:00 pm

The Master Class will introduce audiences to recent developments in Russian documentary film practice through the screening and discussion of a series of recent films from independent Russian filmmakers. Many of the films to be screened in this series were directed by students from the Moscow School of Documentary Film and Theatre of which Razbezhkina is director and co-founder. The Master Classes will explore Russian innovations in documentary theory and practice. It will also offer intimate and unique insights into Russian life and culture in the 21t century. All films are subtitled in English. Razbezhkina will speak in Russian with English translation.

Ms Razbezhkina’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Slavonic Studies, Trinity College and the Russkii Mir Foundation.

Razbezhkina has lectured on the theory and history of visual culture at Kazan University (1992-1998) and taught documentary filmmaking at the Internews School of Journalism (2004-2005, Moscow). In 2008 Razbezhkina founded the School of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre (Moscow), together with Mikhail Ugarov, artistic director of Moscow’s Teatr.doc. In 2012 students of the school were commissioned by the newspaper ‘Novaia Gazeta’ to make a documentary about the Russian protest movement, ‘Winter, Go Away!’. Produced by Razbezhkina, this film was screened at over 12 international festivals and throughout Russia, picking up multiple nominations and several prizes for ‘best debut’ and ‘best documentary film of the year’.

This talk is part of the Slavonic Film and Media Studies series.

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