The International Documentary Association is presenting an evening with Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Ross Kauffman, as part of their '09 Doc U seminar series in Los Angeles, home of IDA's headquarters.
Marjan Safinia, member of the Board of Directors of the IDA and co-host of The D-Word Community (which you should join if you're at all involved in nonfiction cinema), will moderate a special evening with Kauffman as he talks about the journey making Born Into Brothels, his very first film, co-directed with Zana Briski, which went on to garner an Oscar for Best Feature Documentary in 2005. Kauffman's latest jewel, In a Dream, which he exec produced, was shortlisted for the '09 Oscars, and he is the cinematographer of Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel's Project Kashmir. No slouch, our Ross.
You can register by clicking here for the Thursday June 11 event at the Kodak Screening Room in Hollywood. Keep checking the IDA site and this blog for information on upcoming Doc U sessions: next one up will be Thursday, July 9.