COMD Talk by Prof. Dr. Dan Geva, on his new book “A Philosophical History of Documentary, 1895-1959”

The Department of Communication and Design is pleased to invite Bilkent students, faculty, and friends to a COMD TALK session with filmmaker and Professor Dr. Dan Geva on his newest book “A Philosophical History of Documentary, 1895-1959” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). 
“This book offers a prismatic re-examination of the non-fiction form using philosophy in unexpected ways to lay open the complex struggles at the core of documentary filmmaking’s ethical project—a place where each practitioner engages anew with the deepest questions about the self and its ethical relationship with the world. This book is not a documentary history, but rather a vision of how the perpetual re-conceptualization of documentary—far from being a weakness of a cinematic sub-genre—is central to the quest that keeps documentary practice alive.” Martin Lucas, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
Professor Dr. Dan Geva graduated from JSFS in 1994 with honors. He earned his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University. Geva has made over 25 full-length documentary films, garnering world acclaim in festivals and broadcasts alike. He has served as a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute of Art (2010). He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the lucrative Tel-Aviv University 2011 Dan David Prize for Promising Researcher in Cinema and Society; the 2017 CILECT Teacher Award; and Beit Berl’s 2020 Innovative Pedagogy Award. Professor Geva is the founder of “The Ethics Lab”—A CILECT project (2016). His publications include Toward a Philosophy of the Documentarian (Palgrave, 2018); The Ethics Lab Guidebook (CILECT, 2019); and A Philosophical History of Documentary, 1895- 1959 (Palgrave, 2021).
The talk will be in English. 

Date: Oct 21, 2021 Thursday
Time: 06:00 PM Ankara/ Tel Aviv via Zoom