American Film Showcase ja Ameerika Ühendriikide saatkond Eestis esitlevad:
Dr. Michael Renov (University of South California): “Semiotics of Documentary and U.S. Documentary Film History”
Why the documentary matters? Michael Renov, professor of Critical Studies and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs from University of Southern California, author of several books about the documentary film and documentary film curator for many festivals, will be talking about the social significance of the documentary film. Dr. Renov will discuss the crucial functions served by the documentary film — preservation, persuasion, analysis and expression — with additional attention given to ethical concerns. Dr. Renov, an experienced jury member for film festivals such as Sundance, Silverdocs and many others, will also be talking about the U.S. documentary films and U.S. documentary films history.