Videographer to Discuss New Russian Economy In Denison University Convocation
Posted: September 23, 2002
GRANVILLE - The Denison Lecture Series presents videographer Dimitri Devyatkin to discuss, with the use of video, the new economic situation in Russia. This convocation, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3) in Slayter Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Devyatkin was the first American to study at the U.S.S.R. State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow in 1973. His Russian heritage and direct interaction with people in the former Soviet Union are central to his work. He has traveled extensively, working both as a documentarian and as an organizer of medical and cultural exchanges with the United States. Devyatkin also has produced documentaries in the 1980s on the nuclear arms race, fighting in El Salvador and on China. He was among the original founders of The Kitchen, a non-profit black box theatre space and art gallery in New York, and was a director of the first International Computer Arts Festival.
Devyatkin has received numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Creative Artists Public Service and the National Endowment for the Arts and has been artist-in-residence at Synapse Video Center at Syracuse University. He earned his bachelor's degree in cinema and Russian from the City University of New York and also studied at the Moscow State University.
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