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Spring 2010 Schusterman Visiting Artist Resident

Dan Geva, Resident Artist and Teacher

Posted 01.15.10

Dan Geva, an Israeli director, cinematographer, producer, editor, and academic scholar in the field of documentary filmmaking, comes to Baltimore as a resident artist and teacher in spring 2010. In addition to teaching two classes in a collaborative program between MICA's video and film arts department and the film and media studies program at Johns Hopkins University, Geva will participate in many public events throughout Baltimore with partner organizations. The latest film by Geva and his wife, Noit, a producer and screenwriter, Description of a Memory, won the Camera-Stylo Grand Prize at the Recontres Internationales du Documentiare de Montreal, among other awards.

The Spring 2010 Schusterman Visiting Artist Residency at MICA and public programs are sponsored by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation with additional generous funding from the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds.

The consortium of community organizations and institutions collaborating with MICA on public programs is THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Greater Baltimore, Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University, Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Goucher University, Hillel - Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, The William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, American Jewish Committee and the Maryland Film Festival.

From Rembrandt to Lau­Tze: The Invisible­Visible Truth of Joris Ivens
taught by Dan Geva at MICA

The 20th century was not only the most brutal century in the history of the humanity, but it was also a century during which the last great ideological utopia sank in perdition. Out of all documentarians, for good and for bad, the name of Joris Ivens has become synonymous with the documentary project of the 20th century. This course simulates a three-dimensional journey into Ivens' breathtaking 62-year filmic overture and panoramic exposition of his filmic enterprise. In 1988, at 90 years of age and literally on his deathbed, Ivens created his filmic‐epitaph: 'A Tale of the Wind', a declared philosophical and transcendental journey into the heart of the invisible spirit of China. Throughout the course, we will ask ourselves what this personal account and filmic odyssey can (or rather should) teach us about ourselves and about our enterprise in the 21st century.

55572 FLM 410 .01 The Invisible­Visible Truth Dan Geva 3.00 Fridays 10:00A ­ 12:15P BR 411


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