The founder

Dan Geva (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor at Beit-Berl College and a research fellow at the University of  Haifa.  He graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film School in 1994 with distinct honors. His debut “Jerusalem; Rhythms of a Distant City” (1993) won The Volgin award and numerous international grand prizes. Since, he has made over 25 full-length documentary films, winning world acclaim in festivals and broadcasts alike. Among the most notable is “Peace of the Brave”/1998 “What I saw in Hebron”/1999, “Routine”/2000, “The Key”/2001, “Fall”/2003, “Think Popcorn”/2004, “Noise”/2012. and “The Documentarians”/2016. Geva teaches Film theory and practice, Ethics, documentary history at Beit-Berl College and Sam Spiegel Film Institute, among other educational institutions around the world. His 2006 film “Description of a Memory,” an homage to Chris Marker’s classic “Description of a Struggle”/1960, has been celebrated as one of the Ten Best Documentaries of the 2000s. In 2012 it was screened at the Marker-Planet World Exposition at the Centre Pompidou. It was launched worldwide in a double DVD set with Marker’s restored classic—accompanied with a special edition booklet. As a Schusterman Grant awardee, Geva has served as a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute of Art (2010). He also taught, among other academic venues, at Hunter College NY, and IFS Koln, Germany. He earned his MA and Ph.D. with honor distinction at the interdisciplinary program at Tel-Aviv University. His Dissertation is entitled “The Extended Sign of the Documentarian” (2015). Geva is the laureate of the TAU lucrative 2011 “Dan David Prize for Promising Researcher in Cinema and Society.” Geva has been announced the laureate of the “Leading International pedagogue Teacher Award,” CILECT, 2017 and  “Innovative Pedagogy award,” Beit Berl College (BBC), 2020. His latest essay film is entitled “I Ecclesiastes” (2019). His first book (2018) for Palgrave Macmillan, NY, is entitled; Toward a Philosophy of the documentarian. His second book (2019) for  CILECT and BBC is entitled; The Ethics Lab Guidebook. His new book, for Palgrave Macmillan, NY,   is entitled; A Philosophical History of Documentary, 1895-1959. Currently, he is working on his two upcoming monographs; A Philosophical History of Documentary, 1960-1990, and; A Philosophical History of Documentary, 1991-1921.

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