Professor Nichols to Hold Documentary Workshop in Iran

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC NEWS AGENCY -- American film critic and theoretician, Bill Nichols will travel to Tehran to hold an educational workshop at the eighth Iran International Documentary Film Festival known as Cinema Verite. Nichols is best known for his pioneering work as the founder of the contemporary study of documentary film. His 1991 book titled “Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary” applied modern film theory to the study of documentary film for the first time. It has been followed by scores of books by others and by additional books and essays by Nichols. The first volume of his two-volume anthology “Movies and Methods” (1976, 1985) helped to establish film studies as an academic discipline. Nichols is a professor at the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University and chair of the Documentary Film Institute advisory board.