In conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus

5:30pm, Thursday 5th December 2013
Kings College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen   View Webcast

Professor Joram ten Brink is Director of the Centre for Production and Research in Documentary Film at the University of Westminster.  He is also executive producer alongside Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and Andre Singer of one of the most talked about films of the year – The Act of Killing, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.  According to Herzog, 'I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal and frightening in at least a decade … it is unprecedented in the history of cinema'.   Despite the film's winning over 30 international awards, few people are aware that this landmark documentary started as an academic research project funded by a £420K AHRC grant overseen by Joram ten Brink.  In addition to producing and directing a number of documentaries and experimental films, including Jacoba (1988) and Journey Through the Night (2004), Brink is the author of Building Bridges: the cinema of Jean Rouch (2008) and Killer Images: documentary film, memory and the performance of violence (2013).    Download Poster.

A special screening of the Director's Cut version of The Act of Killing is being shown at the Belmont Cinema on 4th December at 6:45pm in advance of our event.  Discounted tickets for students.