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Professor Daniele Rugo
Professor of Film

Gaskell Building 161


I am an award-winning filmmaker and scholar. My main interests are in documentary and conflict, world cinema and film-philosophy. My most recent film The Soil and The Sea (2023) - with a text by writer Elias Khoury - unveils the violence lying beneath a garden, a school, a cafe, a hotel, and other unremarkable landscapes, in a search for mass graves from Lebanon's Civil War. About a War (2018) explores violence and change through the testimonies of former fighters from the same conflict. I also work on landscape and environmental films

My research has been funded by AHRC, ESRC and British Academy

Before joining Brunel in 2013 I have taught at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dartmouth College (US) and University of Melbourne.


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