Open Lecture: Dr. Michael Renov, University of Southern California: “Semiotics of Documentary and U.S. Documentary Film History”

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Dr. Michael Renov from the University of Southern California will hold a public lecture titled “Semiotics of Documentary and U.S. Documentary Film History” at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia pst 7, rm 426 on February 3, 2016 at 4 pm. The lecture will be in English and everyone is welcome.

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.

The lecture is made possible and available thanks to the Embassy of the United States of America in Estonia.

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