Award-winning director Ian Olds will join Fordham's Graduate Film Group for the talk “Documenting America’s Wars: A Conversation with Ian Olds” on Wednesday, April 25th from 5:30-7 pm at the Fordham Law School at the Lincoln Center campus (room 3-03). The event will be followed by a reception.
Ian Olds is the co-director of the “grunt’s-eye view” documentary Occupation: Dreamland (2005), winner of the 2006 Independent Spirit Award, and the director of Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (2009), the chronicle of an American journalist and Afghan interpreter during the War in Afghanistan, which earned Olds Best New Documentary Filmmaker at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. His more recent collaborations with James Franco and independent forays into short film have led to spots at some of the most prestigious film festivals, from Sundance to Rotterdam, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship.
On the 25th, Olds will discuss his work on Occupation and Fixer—his personal journey, craft as a war documentarian, and experience covering Iraq and Afghanistan—as well as his broader thinking about the art and politics of documentary filmmaking and representing today’s armed conflicts.
Thanks to the generous support of the GSA as well as the GEA and English Department, the Graduate Film Group thrilled to be able to open the talk to all Fordham students and faculty but seating is capped at 90 people, so if you want to secure a seat in advance, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a shaping-up to be an important and exciting evening of interdisciplinary exchange, so no matter your field or background: be there!