Raoul Peck, the School of Media Studies' 2019 Hirshon Director-in-Residence, will present his films and discuss his work in conversation with Michelle Materre, Associate Professor of Media Studies & Film and Director of the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
Raoul Peck is one of the most significant and prolific filmmakers of our time. He has been richly rewarded for his historical, political, and artistic work. His work includes such films as The Man by the Shore (Competition, Cannes 1993); Lumumba (Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2000, HBO); Sometimes in April, on the genocide in Rwanda, which he produced and directed for HBO; (Competition, Berlinale 2005); Moloch Tropical (Toronto and Berlin); and The Young Karl Marx (Berlinale 2017). His documentary films include Lumumba, Death of a Prophet, and Fatal Assistance (Berlinale and Hot Docs 2013).
His latest documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, on the life of James Baldwin, was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the Audience Award at both the Toronto and Berlin International Film Festivals, LA Film Critics' Best Documentary Award, the Best Documentary Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) (U.K.) and the French national film award, the César, among many others.
The Dorothy Hirshon Artist-in-Residence program, presented by the School of Media Studies, was established by the late New School trustee Dorothy Hirshon, to honor and promote excellence and education of the filmmaking arts at The New School.