New Zealand documentary filmmaker Russell Campbell appearing October 28th

14 Oct


New Zealand award winning documentary filmmaker RUSSELL CAMPBELL will be the guest of the OU Film and Video Studies Program in October and will screen his feature documentary SISTERS FROM SIBERIA (2009) about a New Zealand woman adopting two Siberian girls on Thursday October 28th at 7pm in the Gaylord Hall Room 1140 in the OU Gaylord College building.  The event is co-sponsored with the OU College of Arts & Sciences and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Dr Russell Campbell is Associate Professor of Film at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University, he was the founder editor of the film journal The Velvet Light Trap in the United States, and edited the New Zealand journal Illusions from 1986 to 1990.  As a documentary filmmaker, his work includes Sedition: The Suppression of Dissent in World War II New Zealand (Media Peace Award, 2005); Rebels in Retrospect (1991); and Wildcat (co-directed, 1981). His latest documentary Sisters from Siberia was released in 2009, and he is currently completing a book of essays on New Zealand documentary slated for publication in 2011. He is the author of numerous articles on film and the books Marked Women: Prostitutes and Prostitution in the Cinema (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006; CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title) and Cinema Strikes Back: Radical Filmmaking in the United States 1930-1942 (UMI Research Press, 1982). He is also the compiler/editor of Photographic Theory for the Motion Picture Cameraman and Practical Motion Picture Photography (both Zwemmer/Barnes, 1970). His screenplay Make a Joyful Noise, co-authored with Dr Andrew Horton, The Jeanne H Smith Professor of Film & Video Studies at the University of Oklahoma, is currently under development with Inspire Films in Wellington, New Zealand.



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