Ben Davis at DocFilm Forum 2014

The Documentary Film institute launched its first DocFilm Forum in 2014 with a moderated discussion, book signing, and reception featuring art critic and author Ben Davis and new his book 9.5 Theses on Art and Class. Annually, DocFilm Forum explores and highlights ideas, tools and methods that disrupt current practices in documentary film production, exhibition, craft and research and pushes the boundaries of how documentaries function in our various communities, cultures and economies. As follow up, to this lively panel discussion, DFI is happy to announce the first of four video segments from the Ben Davis studio recording. Every two weeks DFI will launch the remaining segments on our blog. For those of you that did not make the event at SFSU take this opportunity to join Michael A. Behrens (DocFilm Director), Ben Davis (Author & Art Critic), Eric Talbert (Executive Director, Emergency USA), Sanaz Mazinani (Visual Artist), and Jesse Moss (SFSU Faculty & Filmmaker) as they discuss the role of politics in art.

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