Symposium: Vertov and After

This is an Archive of a Past Event

This day-long conference will be centered around the work and legacy of the legendary documentary filmmaker Dziga Vertov. International in scope, it brings together two leading Vertov scholars, Robert Bird from University of Chicago, and Stanford's own Nariman Skakov, with the acclaimed filmmaker, Jean-Gabriel Périot. The day will include scholarly presentations by Bird and Skakov as well as a screening of Periot's award-winning archive-based film, A German Youth. Organized jointly by CREEES, Stanford Arts and Programs in Art History, Film and Media Studies and Documentary Film & Video, the symposium aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on the political, aesthetic and historical dimensions of documentary cinema, both in Vertov's day and after.

Conference Agenda: 

9:00am - 9:15am: Coffee 

9:15am - 9:30am: Opening remarks by Pavle Levi, Stanford University

9:30am – 10:45am: Nariman Skakov, Stanford University

10:45am – 12:00pm: Robert Bird, University of Chicago

1:00pm - 4:00pm: Screening of “Une Jeunesse allemande” ("A German Youth") with director Jean-Gabriel Périot, followed by roundtable with Robert Bird and Nariman Skakov (moderated by Srdan Keca, Stanford University)

4:00pm: Coffee & dessert reception

*With funding from the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers Grant