Contributors' Details

perkone

Inga Perkone (b. 1966), PhD, Professor at the Latvian Academy of Culture, co-author of the book Inscenējumu realitāte. Latvijas aktierkino vēsture (Reality of Fiction. History of Latvian Feature Film, Riga: Mansards, 2011); author of the books: To Love is All I Can Do... The Image of Woman in Latvian Film (Riga: Neputns, 2008); Kino Latvijā. 1920-1940 (Cinema in Latvia 1920-1940, Rīga: Zinātne, 2008), and of  numerous articles about Latvian and world cinema; editor of the annual issue Te-Ki-La of the Latvian Academy of Culture (Readings of Theater and Cinema of Latvia).

balcus

Zane Balčus (b. 1979) holds an MA degree in Film Studies from University College London. She has worked in festival programming, and currently is a project curator at Riga Film Museum. She is co-author of the book Inscenējumu realitāte. Latvijas aktierkino vēsture (Reality of Fiction. History of Latvian Feature Film, Riga: Mansards, 2011).

bruvere

Klāra Brūvere is currently writing a PhD at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her doctoral thesis explores how nation is narrated in post-1991 Latvian cinema. She works as a tutor at the University of New South Wales where she aides students in discovering the complex relationship between documentary film and history. She has presented work at conferences on how the Latvian film industry and government are trying to deal with and represent a problematised Latvian post-Soviet nation.

 

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eksta

Viktorija Eksta holds a B.A from Latvian Academy of Culture. She is a freelance photographer and film researcher, currently working on cinema created by the non-fiction film department of the Riga film studio in between 1955 and 1995 (mostly newsreels and educational cinema). She is interested in silent cinema, film restoration and movement theatre.

petersone

Liva Petersone (b. 1983) holds a B.A and an M.Sc in Film Theory and History. She is a film programmer and researcher and has worked for various film institutions in Latvia and the UK, mainly international film festivals. She is currently working as a project curator at the Riga Film Museum and as programmer and producer at Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS. She is also a freelance film critic.

simanis

Dāvis Simanis is a film director and film scholar based in Riga. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation at the Latvian Academy of Culture. He frequently lectures on film history and contributes articles to magazines. His documentaries have received several awards in international and national competitions. He is currently completing production on a feature film dealing with the lives of film director Sergei Eisenstein and philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin.

surkova

Agnese Surkova (b. 1983 in Riga), is a PhD student at the Latvian Academy of Culture. Her research interests focus on visual aesthetics of Latvian films in Soviet era. She is the co-author of the book Inscenējumu realitāte. Latvijas aktierkino vēsture (Reality of Fiction. History of Latvian Feature Film, Riga: Mansards, 2011). She works as freelance film critic, and is a regular contributor to Veto Magazine (film reviews, articles); she is also a festival programmer, director of several short films and videos, as well as a photographer.

 

Updated: 19 Jun 12